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Best of Artemis, week ending 6th April 2014


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 6th April 2014, on catastrophe bonds, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics, from the last seven days on Artemis. To ensure you never miss a thing  subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates.

Top ten most viewed articles on, week ending 6th April 2014:

  1. Record first-quarter as 2014 catastrophe bond issuance starts strongly
    2014 is off to a strong start as the total volume of catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued during the first-quarter and listed in the Artemis Deal Directory hit a record level, with $1.585 billion of new risk capital issued in Q1 2014.
  2. ILS Diversified Ltd., insurance linked fund-of-funds launches
    ILS Diversified Ltd. a rare fund-of-funds in the insurance linked investments market, solely investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds to achieve a return more in-line with the market, launched on April 1st by ILS Advisers.
  3. Reinsurance renewal prices fall by as much as 20% across sector
    The just-completed April reinsurance renewals saw a continuation of recent trends, with pricing down as much as 20% across most lines of reinsurance business, as the effects of record traditional and alternative reinsurance capital continue to be felt.
  4. Watford Re, and start-ups, a blank canvas for reinsurance innovation
    For Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance group Arch Capital, the launch of multi-line reinsurer Watford Re looks set to be a chance for it to pursue innovation and to do things differently from the start with a blank canvas.
  5. Citrus Re cat bond launched for Florida takeout insurer Heritage
    A new catastrophe bond transaction has launched today. Citrus Re Ltd. (Series 2014-1) is being issued on behalf of Florida Citizens takeout insurer and first time cat bond sponsor Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co.
  6. Alternative reinsurance capital to grow to $100 billion: BarCap
    The inflow of alternative reinsurance capital from third-party sources such as pension funds and hedge funds could lead to a doubling in the global property catastrophe reinsurance capacity provided by capital markets investors within a few years.
  7. Risk transfer, insurance, cat bonds highlighted in climate change report
    The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, published today, highlights the important role that risk transfer, insurance and reinsurance, instruments like catastrophe bonds and weather index insurance have to play in resilience efforts.
  8. Stone Ridge ups collateralized reinsurance, sidecar allocations
    New York based Stone Ridge Asset Management, which specialises in investments in alternative risk exposures including reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS), has increased its allocations to collateralized reinsurance and sidecars.
  9. Capital market threat could be reinsurance game-changer: A.M. Best
    The latest report on the global reinsurance sector from rating agency A.M. Best suggests that the market may be at an apex point, with the only way being down as the impact of recent trends including the capital markets threatens to be game-changing.
  10. Hiscox appoints two to ILS subsidiary Kiskadee Investment Managers
    Bermuda-headquartered, London-listed insurance and reinsurance group Hiscox has announced two appointments to Kiskadee Investment Managers, Hiscox Re’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset management subsidiary.

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 22 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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