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Best of Artemis, week ending 30th June 2019


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 30th June 2019, 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 or get our email alerts for every article we publish.

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Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 30th June 2019:

  1. Revolutionising Lloyd’s without ILS market input could backfire
    You wouldn’t try to revolutionise an industry, a business model, or dramatically change its strategy, without including an element, participant, or driver that is one of the fastest growing parts of that industry, model or strategy. Would you?
  2. ILS Asia 2019: Full speaker line-up & agenda
    We’ve now finalised the full speaker line-up and agenda for our fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Asia, ILS Asia 2019, held July 11th.
  3. Aeolus hires Stephen Moss as Head of Investor Analytics
    Aeolus Capital Management Ltd., the Bermuda based reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focused investment fund manager, is understood to have hired Stephen Moss, previously of risk modeller RMS, to a newly created role focused on investor analytics.
  4. Cost, efficiency, product & unbundling vital to protection gap initiatives
    Public and private market efforts and collaboration to narrow or even close the insurance protection gap need to be accelerated and uptake of risk transfer needs to be extended.
  5. Peru cat bond pay out of $60m for earthquake confirmed
    Peru’s earthquake catastrophe bond will make a $60 million partial pay out of its principal to the country after its parametric triggering was confirmed in the calculation agent report, it has now been confirmed to us.
  6. Retro buyers test the market, but many deals aren’t getting placed
    Retrocessional reinsurance buyers have been out testing the market in recent weeks, looking to see what coverage can be purchased and at what price.
  7. Swiss Re’s new Matterhorn Re cat bond upsizes 150% to $250m
    Reinsurance giant Swiss Re’s return to the catastrophe bond market has been highly successful, as its new Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2019-1) deal has increased in size by 150% to become a $250 million issuance, while the notes pricing settled at the tight end of guidance, we can report.
  8. July reinsurance renewals may not live up to expectations: Deutsche Bank
    Market expectations for rate increases across the July 1 reinsurance renewals may not be met, according to analysts from Deutsche Bank, who while expecting positive rate movement say increases may not be as high as hoped for.
  9. CCRIF risk pool grows 14%, approaches $1bn of parametric limit
    The CCRIF SPC (formerly known as the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has grown its risk pool by over 14% in a year, as its members renewed and extended their parametric disaster insurance coverage under the facility.
  10. AXIS Capital’s new Northshore Re II cat bond grows 65% to $165m
    AXIS Capital is set to execute on its latest and fourth catastrophe bond transaction at attractive terms, as the Northshore Re II Ltd. (Series 2019-1) has upsized 65% to $165 million, while pricing dropped to below guidance.

This is not every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular, some of which were published over a week ago. There were 26 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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