Best of Artemis, week ending 9th June 2019


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 9th June 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 updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish.

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Ten most viewed articles on, week ending 9th June 2019:

  1. White Mountains confirms acquisition of Elementum Advisors stake
    White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. has finally confirmed that it has acquired a minority stake in Elementum Advisors, LLC, an insurance and reinsurance linked asset manager with over $4 billion of assets under management.
  2. AXA Climate launches the first-ever parametric hail insurance
    AXA Climate, the parametric specialist risk transfer unit of global insurance and reinsurance company AXA, has launched Hail Protection, which reportedly is the first-ever parametric coverage designed to help businesses recover after hail storms.
  3. 2019 hurricane forecast & landfall probabilities raised by Colorado State
    The Colorado State University (CSU) tropical weather forecasting team has increased its prediction for the number of hurricanes that will form during the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and also its landfall probabilities, but still cite the significant uncertainty associated with El Nino’s influence this year.
  4. ILS capital access a requirement for re/insurers to stay competitive
    Access to insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity (the capital markets) is a requirement for insurance and reinsurance firms to remain competitive, with the range of strategies for how to bring more efficient capital within an underwriting business expanding fast.
  5. Markel CATCo adds to 2017 & 2018 catastrophe loss reserves again
    Markel CATCo Investment Management has increased its specific loss reserves for catastrophe events from both 2017 and 2018 again, further denting the net asset values of the shares of its CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund.
  6. Florida reinsurance gains up to 30% rate traction at renewal: Morgan Stanley
    Florida property catastrophe reinsurance pricing has seen increases of as much as 30% at the June 1st renewals, however the results varied widely dependent on performance of ceding company programs in prior years, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.
  7. ILS Asia 2019 update: Keynote speech from Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
    We’re delighted to announce that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank and financial regulator, is joining us and a representative is making a keynote speech at our upcoming ILS Asia 2019 conference in Singapore this July.
  8. Rate increases unlikely to stick without above-average losses: Goldman Sachs
    Reinsurance rate increases secured so far in 2019 are unlikely to persist through to the June 2020 renewals unless we see another above-average catastrophe loss year in 2019, analysts at Goldman Sachs believe.
  9. Loss creep drags average ILS fund return to -0.70% in April
    Loss creep primarily from typhoon Jebi has dragged the average performance of catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds down to a disappointing -0.70% for the month of April 2019.
  10. GrainCorp gets 10-year drought protection with help of Aon’s White Rock
    GrainCorp, the giant Australian agribusiness, has secured a 10-year risk transfer arrangement that will protect it against the impacts of grain production variability, particularly from drought.

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 31 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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