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Best of Artemis, week ending 3rd January 2021


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 3rd January 2021, 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 3rd January 2021:

  1. Cat bonds set for busy 2021, up to $12bn forecast by broker dealers
    Catastrophe bond market activity will remain busy through 2021, with an expectation that issuance could reach as much as $12 billion, so beating the record set this year, as the high number of maturing cat bonds are seen as likely to be renewed and more new sponsors may also be seen.
  2. Nephila gets allocation from Blackstone multi-strategy fund
    Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities, has been given an allocation for its sub-advisory role on one of giant asset manager Blackstone Group’s multi-strategy investment funds.
  3. Climate risk protection gaps need capital market (ILS) solutions
    The physical climate risk protection gap, so the gulf between climate related losses covered by insurance, reinsurance or risk transfer and those going uncovered, is widening, but instruments such as insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and other blended financing solutions can help to narrow this gap.
  4. W. R. Berkley raises $250m for Lifson Re P&C reinsurance sidecar
    Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation has launched its first foray into third-party reinsurance capital management with the set-up of a Bermuda based special purpose insurer (ILS) named Lifson Re Ltd. that will act as a kind of P&C reinsurance sidecar structure for the company.
  5. Elevation Re launched as first run-off reinsurance sidecar by Premia
    Premia Holdings, the global run-off and legacy reinsurance specialist underwriter, has become the first run-off player to bring additional capital into its business using a collateralized reinsurance sidecar structure, with the launch of Elevation Re.
  6. Stone Ridge added non-cat reinsurance investments in 2020: CEO Stevens
    Stone Ridge Asset Management, the New York based asset manager with a focus on alternative risk premia strategies including reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS), successfully expanded the remit of its reinsurance and ILS investments to include non-catastrophe risks this year.
  7. Some ILS fund November returns dented by Australia hail & severe weather
    A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds invested into collateralised reinsurance positions that are exposed to catastrophe events in Australia have reported negative performance for November on the back of reserving for hail storms and severe weather, we understand.
  8. German institutional investors to allocate more to ILS in 2021: Survey
    Institutional investors in Germany are expected to expand on allocations to asset classes that exhibit lower levels of correlation to financial markets, such as alternatives and other credit specialties, including insurance-linked securities (ILS), a survey found.
  9. Phoenix 1 Re, a Singapore SPRV, in $42.14m private ILS issuance
    A new Singapore domiciled insurance-linked securities (ILS) transaction has come to light, after a recently registered Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicle named Phoenix 1 Re Pte. Ltd. issued and listed almost $42.14 million of private ILS notes.
  10. Florida carrier performance worsens in 2020, even though hurricanes missed
    Florida’s homeowner’s insurance carriers are struggling with their performance in 2020 and reporting significantly elevated combined ratios despite the fact this year’s hurricane activity largely avoided the State.

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 14 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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