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Best of Artemis, week ending 9th March 2014


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 9th March 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 9th March 2014:

  1. How Berkshire Hathaway thinks of reinsurance float: Warren Buffett
    Artemis took a look at Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, in which this year Buffett explained how his firm approaches reinsurance with a particular focus on obtaining premium float to invest.
  2. Swedish ILS manager Entropics launches. Cat bond fund to launch in April
    The first insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager based in Scandinavia has now launched. Entropics Asset Management AB announced itself today and is set to launch its first investment strategy, a catastrophe bond focused fund, in April.
  3. The logical place for catastrophe risk is the capital market: AIG
    The logical place for peak natural catastrophe risks lies in the global capital markets, not the traditional reinsurance market, according to Samir Shah, Chief Reinsurance Officer of insurer AIG.
  4. Swiss Re, SCOR in £5 billion longevity swap transaction for Aviva
    Global reinsurance firms including Swiss Re and SCOR have participated in what is being dubbed the largest ever pension scheme longevity swap, a £5 billion transaction for UK insurance, life and pensions firm Aviva.
  5. Willis warns reinsurers to stay relevant in a market in flux
    The President of global reinsurance broker Willis Re warns reinsurers today that in order to survive the challenges posed by a highly capitalised market, competition from alternative capital and softening rates, they need to stay relevant and diversify for the right reasons.
  6. Investment firms bring reinsurance returns to clients via Stone Ridge
    The range of large investment management firms and advisors which are accessing the returns of the reinsurance and catastrophe risk market grows all the time, as the profile of insurance linked investments increases. We look at the case of Stone Ridge Asset Management.
  7. Caribbean catastrophe risk facility seeks to expand to LatAm
    The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), which was the world’s first multi-country catastrophe risk pooling mechanism, is seeking to expand to include Latin American countries and has approached the World Bank for support.
  8. Parametric ‘cat in a box’ Israel earthquake reinsurance deal completed
    A first of its kind Israel earthquake parametric reinsurance transaction has been brought to market successfully by reinsurance firm Munich Re and capital markets reinsurance broker arm Aon Benfield Securities for Israeli insurer I.D.I.
  9. Argo Re and Horseshoe Group join forces for ILS fronting services
    Argo Re Ltd., the Bermuda reinsurance arm of international specialty insurance and reinsurance firm Argo Group, is joining forces with specialist insurance-linked securities service firm Horseshoe Group to offer ILS fronting services to the market.
  10. Amlin to develop synergies with Leadenhall Capital Partners
    Amlin plc, the non-life insurance and reinsurance group, intends to continue developing synergies between itself and insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance-linked investments manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, in which it holds a stake.

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 20 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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