Best of Artemis, week ending 7th March 2021


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 7th March 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 7th March 2021:

  1. Aon & Willis Towers Watson merger may face EC statement of objection: Reuters
    According to Reuters, the Aon and Willis Towers Watson (WTW) merger may face a statement of objections from the European Commission (EC), as the authority seeks concessions to address competition concerns.
  2. RenaissanceRe Capital Partners formed with Parry as Global Head
    RenaissanceRe, the Bermuda-based reinsurance firm and third-party capital management specialist, has announced a rebranding of its Ventures business as RenaissanceRe Capital Partners, with Chris Parry taking the lead role as its Global Head.
  3. USAA aggregate cat bonds in focus on winter storm impacts
    Secondary market prices have dropped for some catastrophe bonds in the wake of recent severe winter storm losses in the United States, with aggregate Residential Re cat bonds, sponsored by primary military mutual insurer USAA, the names in investor focus.
  4. Winter storm losses seen a driver for mid-year reinsurance firming: KBW
    Industry losses from recent winter storm activity in the United States are seen as another driver for more firming of reinsurance prices at the key mid-year renewals, according to analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.
  5. Florida Citizens to seek $850m of cat bonds before 2021 hurricane season
    Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is targeting a $2.6 billion reinsurance and risk transfer program in advance of the 2021 hurricane season beginning and within the renewed towers could be $850 million of new catastrophe bonds.
  6. Cohen & Co targets $253m with fourth re/insurance SPAC
    Fixed income financial services focused investment firm Cohen & Company, LLC is back with another insurance, reinsurance and insurtech focused Special Purpose Acquisition Company, a blank check company or SPAC, with a $253 million target for INSU Acquisition Corp. IV.
  7. Chubb’s ABR Re stake grows, importance as reinsurance capital rises
    Chubb, the global primary insurance carrier and reinsurance company, has increased its ownership stake in its strategically important total-return and third-party capitalised reinsurance joint-venture ABR Re, as its importance as a reinsurance provider to the Chubb group continues to grow.
  8. Stonybrook automates ILW price sheets with service
    Stonybrook Capital, a specialist strategic advisory and investment banking firm focused exclusively on the insurance and reinsurance industry, has developed a service to make pricing of industry loss warranty (ILW) contracts more readily available and transparent.
  9. NOAA considering earlier start to Atlantic hurricane season
    The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season could be moved earlier by up to two weeks, if officials from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) decide that the recent historical climatology warrants an extension to the season.
  10. Aon to help insurers transfer emerging liability risks to the capital markets
    Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon is working in collaboration with Praedicat to develop named peril liability reinsurance products to help insurers transfer emerging liability risks such as those related to nanomaterials and 5G to traditional reinsurers and also the capital markets.

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 38 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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