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Best of Artemis, week ending 31st May 2020


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 31st May 2020, 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.

Ten most read articles on, week ending 31st May 2020:

  1. 2021 to be hardest P&C market for some time, start-ups likely: Analysts
    Market forces suggest that 2021 could see the hardest property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance market conditions for a long time, according to equity analysts at Wells Fargo Securities.
  2. Sidecar sponsors struggling to find sufficient capital support
    Reinsurance sidecars as a source of protection are in high-demand right now, as ceding companies look to bring third-party capital support into their business models to help buffer against any potential downside caused by catastrophe losses through the year ahead.
  3. FHCF won’t renew reinsurance due to Florida market conditions
    The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) has decided not to renew its reinsurance program in 2020, citing reduced reinsurance market capital levels and in response to the firming marketplace.
  4. Covid-19 to increase hurricane losses, widespread events the most: KCC
    Hurricane loss events that impact a particularly widespread area, even with lower wind speeds, could be the catastrophes that see a much greater degree of loss amplification and inflation due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to Karen Clark & Company.
  5. Covid-19 “live cat” puts reinsurance into “sustainable hardening” – JMP Securities
    The Covid-19 pandemic is like a “live cat” for the reinsurance industry, one that will keep on driving losses, and this combined with the challenges caused by recent consecutive catastrophe loss years appears to have driven the market into a phase of “sustainable hardening,” analysts at JMP Securities have said.
  6. Artemis Live: Interview with Michael Millette, Hudson Structured
    Michael Millette, Founder & Managing Partner at Hudson Structured Capital Management, a specialist alternative asset manager with a focus on sourcing insurance and reinsurance linked returns for its investors, joined us for our latest video interview.
  7. U.S. commercial property insurance rates rising fastest since 9/11: CIAB
    U.S. commercial property insurance rates are now rising at their fastest pace since 9/11, according to the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB).
  8. Loss reserve adjustments impact some ILS funds in April
    Some insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds continue to be impacted by the catastrophe activity of recent years, as the managers of the ILS funds factor rising ultimate loss figures reported by cedents into loss reserve adjustments for prior year events.
  9. PRIA bill introduced with Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program
    H.R. 7011, or the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020, has been introduced by politicians and industry leaders including insurance and reinsurance market representatives and proposes the creation of a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program to compensate for business interruption caused by future pandemics.
  10. Covid-19 uncertainty could prolong trapping of ILS capital: RenRe
    For insurance-linked securities (ILS) contracts and structures that have exposure to potential losses from the Covid-19 corornavirus pandemic, the chances are that their capital and collateral could be trapped for a prolonged duration, executives from RenaissanceRe have suggested.

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 30 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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