Best of Artemis, week ending 6th October 2019

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Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 6th October 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 updatesor get our email alerts for every article we publish.

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Ten most read articles on Artemis.bm, week ending 6th October 2019:

  1. Big four reinsurers may exceed Q3 catastrophe budgets on Faxai
    Typhoon Faxai’s impacts on the global insurance and reinsurance industry is expected to push the big four reinsurers beyond their quarterly natural catastrophe budgets for the third-quarter, with Swiss Re anticipated to take the largest hit given its market share in Japan.
  2. AJG’s Artex to acquire Horseshoe, creating predominant ILS service firm
    Artex Risk Solutions is set to acquire Horseshoe, the Bermuda-headquartered specialist ILS, insurance or reinsurance management and fund administration, servicing, and risk transformation specialist, creating a dominant ILS service firm that will operate under the Horseshoe brand.
  3. TransRe cautious & selective on fronting for ILS or third-party capital
    TransRe, the Alleghany owned reinsurance brand name for Transatlantic Holdings, is approaching opportunities to provide fronting services for insurance-linked securities (ILS) or third-party capital providers with caution and opting to be selective about those it works with.
  4. Mortgage risk helps Q3 cat bond & related ILS to $1.42bn: Report
    Issuance of catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) reached above average in the third-quarter of 2019, hitting $1.42 billion. But only thanks to issuance of mortgage insurance-linked notes, which accounted for almost three-quarters of deal volume.
  5. First Syndicate-in-a-Box at Lloyd’s to feature parametric risks from Munich Re
    German reinsurance giant Munich Re is set to be the sponsor of the first “Syndicate-in-a-Box” to be launched under the new Lloyd’s rules that aim to make it simpler for start-up underwriting operations to access the benefits of being a Lloyd’s market participant.
  6. Parametric triggers can expand the limits of insurability: Swiss Re
    Parametric triggers, coupled with increasingly granular data and technology, can “expand the limits of insurability” according to Swiss Re, especially when it comes to non-physical damage business interruption (NDBI).
  7. Stone Ridge registers fund to support Longtail reinsurance platform
    New York based investment manager Stone Ridge Asset Management has registered a new fund to support its capital raising activities around its new Longtail reinsurance platform that we recently revealed the manager to be preparing.
  8. Tullett Prebon insurance-linked note platform completes first issuance
    The Tullett Prebon owned Insurance Linked Notes (ILN) platform has successfully completed its first issuance and settlement of catastrophe risk linked notes, in a transaction involving at least one ILS fund manager in LGT ILS Partners.
  9. Lloyd’s ambitious Blueprint to help ILS capital participate more easily
    Lloyd’s of London has revealed an ambitious “Blueprint One” which lays out a strategy to “build the most advanced insurance marketplace in the world” part of which includes new capital rules and processes and a goal to make it simpler for ILS capital to access the market.
  10. World Bank looks at new cat bond risks, including cyber, famine, migration
    The World Bank continues to explore ways it can expand the range of risks and perils that its member countries can hedge using risk transfer structures including catastrophe bonds.

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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