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Best of Artemis, week ending 8th November 2020


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 8th November 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 8th November 2020:

  1. Hudson Structured takes majority stake in Southern Fidelity
    Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., which enters into insurance and reinsurance investment business as HSCM Bermuda, has taken a majority stake in under-pressure Florida primary insurance carrier Southern Fidelity Insurance Company.
  2. Integral ILS gets cornerstone commitment from Canadian pension PSP
    Integral ILS Ltd., the start-up insurance-linked securities fund manager launched by industry execs Richard Lowther and Lixin Zeng, has secured its first investor commitment, from Canadian pension giant the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments).
  3. Philippines Gov requests cat bond loss calculation for typhoon Goni
    The Bureau of the Treasury of the Republic of the Philippines has issued notice to the calculation agent for its World Bank facilitated IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond transaction that it believes recent super typhoon Goni to be an applicable event that requires a calculation of the modelled losses to be undertaken.
  4. AXA to increase capital at XL to take advantage of reinsurance opportunity
    AXA reported its nine-months 2020 results yesterday and the re/insurers CFO revealed that a recapitalisation of its AXA XL unit is planned, so that it can take advantage of rising reinsurance prices.
  5. Eckert & Carvey to raise $1.1bn for listed reinsurer Conduit Re
    Neil Eckert of Brit and IFEX fame and Trevor Carvey formerly of Markel have teamed up to launch a $1.1 billion London Stock Exchange listed IPO fund raising for Conduit Holdings, a new reinsurance entity likely to go by the name of Conduit Re.
  6. Ariel Re to be acquired from Argo by private equity. Mather to return as CEO
    Ariel Re, a reinsurance unit of Argo Group, is to be acquired by private equity investors and former CEO Ryan Mather will return to run the company, with a focus on leveraging traditional and alternative capital, as well as a property catastrophe leaning.
  7. RSA exhausts aggregate reinsurance retention
    RSA Group, the UK based general insurance company, said today that it has exhausted the retention under its aggregate reinsurance program, meaning that any major catastrophe loss events in Q4 will fall to its reinsurance panel.
  8. Florida firmly in the cone for a strengthening resurgence of hurricane Eta
    The state of Florida is firmly in the cone of uncertainty for the soon to develop tropical system that emerges out of the remnants of recent hurricane Eta, as longer-range forecasts we discussed earlier this week now have an increasing chance of verifying.
  9. Sidecars & retro won’t pick up many COVID losses from Munich Re: CFO
    Munich Re does not expect its collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicles or its retrocession program to pick up much of its losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the reinsurers CFO.
  10. Swiss Re hires Matthias Meyenhofer for senior European P&C role
    Matthias Meyenhofer has joined global reinsurance firm Swiss Re this month, taking on the senior role of Head Large P&C Transactions Continental Europe.

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 40 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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