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Best of Artemis, week ending 28th June 2015


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 28th June 2015, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 28th June 2015:

  1. EXOR says receiving positive response from PartnerRe shareholders, plus updates from both sides
    EXOR, the Italian investment holding company of the Agnelli family, said today that it sees the response it has received from PartnerRe shareholders and analysts as positive, also accusing the PartnerRe board of engaging in an “irresponsible campaign” to mislead them.

  2. Alternative capital to make reinsurance “more efficient & fair”: Nelson Seo
    Alternative reinsurance capital is helping to make reinsurance “more efficient and fair” by targeting pricing of peak perils and bringing costs down in regions that have perhaps been inflated, according to Nelson Seo of Fermat Capital.

  3. Casualty reinsurance, advantageous but high entry barrier: Goldman Sachs
    While the reinsurance market remains challenging strategically sound business models become more important than ever and while casualty lines offer several structural advantages, this can mean higher barriers to entry, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs.

  4. ILS market to double in size within five years, according to study
    A new academic empirical study, undertaken by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, concludes that the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market can be expected to double in size over the coming five years.

  5. James Few’s managed reinsurance fund experience to benefit Amlin
    James Few, the new Global Managing Director of Reinsurance at London headquartered insurance and reinsurance firm Amlin, brings with him experience of setting up managed funds operations at his previous employer, which is expected to benefit his new employer.

  6. Edward Johnson joins ILS specialist Leadenhall Capital Partners
    Specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP has added a new hire in business development, with the announcement that Edward Johnson is joining the ILS manager from Aon Benfield Securities.

  7. Hedge fund reinsurance tax legislation introduced by Wyden
    Legislation has been introduced by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden stipulating rules under which a hedge fund or hybrid investment / underwriting reinsurance firm would have to ensure a certain percentage of its assets were allocated to underwriting at all times.

  8. Solvency II likely to be “major development” for ILS market: EIOPA
    The introduction of the impending Solvency II insurance and reinsurance regulatory environment is likely to be a “major development” for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, according to a representative of EIOPA.

  9. Portability, efficiency of capital in reinsurance greater than ever before
    Capital in the international reinsurance industry is more portable and efficient than ever before, thanks to growing interest from investors to access the sector via ILS and other means, according to speakers at a Standard & Poor’s event in London this week.

  10. Cat bond spread stabilisation positive for reinsurance prices: Morgan Stanley
    The recent stabilisation of pricing in the catastrophe bond issuance market is a positive signal for the broader catastrophe reinsurance market, suggesting that technical levels have been reached and capital providers will go no lower, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.

This is by no means every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular, some of which were published over a week ago. There were 28 new articles published in the last week. To ensure you always stay up to date with Artemis and never miss a story subscribe to our weekly email newsletter which is delivered every Wednesday.

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