Best of Artemis, week ending 2nd April 2017


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 2nd April 2017, 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.

Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 2nd April 2017:

  1. Artemis ILS Asia 2017 – Building on ILS market connections to the region
    Artemis is returning to Singapore on the 13th July 2017 for our second Asian conference, ILS Asia 2017. We’re delighted to invite you our readers, your colleagues and your contacts to the second installment of our annual ILS event for the Asia region.

  2. Are heads still in the sand on reinsurance pricing?
    Among traditional reinsurance players there still seems to be a tendency to believe that reinsurance pricing will bounce back just as soon as losses normalise, a view held by some of the largest reinsurers. Is this Ostrich syndrome, or wishful thinking?

  3. Risk knowledge key, as reinsurers shift to become less traditional: Swiss Re
    “We are transitioning into a risk knowledge company that invests into risk pools with long-term growth potential,” explained Swiss Re Group CEO Christian Mumenthaler in the reinsurance firms recent annual report.

  4. J.P. Morgan to pay $400m to settle Orkney Re II & Ballantyne Re cases
    J.P. Morgan has agreed a settlement of legal cases related to its management of the investment accounts for the Scottish Re life insurance securitization transactions issued by Orkney Re II Ltd. and Ballantyne Re plc, with a cash payout of $400 million now expected.

  5. Cyclone Debbie strikes Queensland, threat woke up live cat market
    Severe tropical cyclone Debbie struck northern Queensland in recent hours, with a landfall featuring 260kph wind gusts, storm, surge and torrential rain. A catastrophe has been declared for the region, but in the hours prior to landfall re/insurers were preparing for the impact and sources suggest the live-cat market woke up. Tentative early estimates suggest an industry loss close to 2011’s Cyclone Yasi, which could be as much as AU$1.4 billion.

  6. Sompo steps into ILS with Blue Capital, as Endurance acquisition completes
    Sompo Holdings has now completed its acquisition of Bermudian insurance and reinsurance group Endurance and as a result becomes the owner of specialist catastrophe insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Blue Capital Management Ltd.

  7. Cyber risks and government pools. Too soon?
    With penetration of cyber risk re/insurance increasing and seen as a huge opportunity for the market, questions turn to how best to back-stop the growth of this emerging line of business, with the help of government support or through private initiatives, including using the capital markets?

  8. Lloyd’s hopes to revisit Index for ILS players at end of year
    Lloyd’s of London still aims to attract more alternative capital providers and products into the market by the end of 2018, as its interim milestones remain unchanged, and will revisit the Index featuring loss ratios and data on the insurance market’s performance, at the end of this year, Inga Beale said today.

  9. Artemis ILS NYC 2017 – post-conference report
    Welcome to the Artemis ILS NYC 2017 post conference report. Our New York event, for a discerning audience of insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and capital markets experts, saw participants embrace our theme of “Future Thinking.”

  10. Security First Insurance returns with $150m First Coast Re 2017 cat bond
    Security First Insurance Company is returning to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with its second transaction, seeking $150 million of fully-collateralized reinsurance protection from the capital markets through a First Coast Re Ltd. (Series 2017-1) issuance.

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 24 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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