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Best of Artemis, week ending January 23rd 2022


Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending January 23rd 2022, 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 January 23rd 2022:

  1. Reinsurance rates need to catch up at June/July 2022 renewals
    Reinsurance rates and pricing have more ground to cover at the important June and July renewal seasons in 2022, as analysts and our sources all agree there is further catching up to do.
  2. 1863 an “investor friendly” ILS fund platform: Bisping, Swiss Re
    Swiss Re developed its 1863 insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund platform to be “investor friendly” and has attempted to address some of the “structural inefficiencies” often seen in ILS products, according to Martin Bisping, CEO of the reinsurers’ Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd (SRILIM) unit.
  3. Retrocession market adjusting to renewed focus on risk
    The market for retrocessional reinsurance has been one of the most capital constrained and loss impacted over the last few months, which has resulted in an adjustment to priorities for those writing retro covers, while buyers are having to adapt to the demands of capital.
  4. Hannover Re’s comprehensive retro drives investor confidence: Berenberg
    Reinsurance as a sector and the major global reinsurers have suffered due to elevated catastrophe losses in recent years, but analysts at investment bank Berenberg believe that Hannover Re’s comprehensive retrocession program is giving investors confidence and helped to buoy its share price in 2021.
  5. Alecta plans more ILS allocations, reflecting long-term perspective
    Alecta, which is the largest pension fund in Sweden, intends to take a long-term view on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector and according to a report is planning to make further investments into reinsurance related risks through ILS strategies.
  6. Cat bonds outperform many private ILS portfolios: Frontier Advisors
    Insurance-linked securities (ILS) portfolios with predominantly catastrophe bond holdings have on average outperformed many mid- and higher-risk ILS fund strategies that contain private ILS transactions over recent years, according to analysis from Frontier Advisors.
  7. Parliament inquiring into London market re/insurance regulation
    A UK parliamentary group, the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee, has launched an inquiry into commercial insurance and reinsurance regulation, to assess its effects on the competitiveness of the London market.
  8. Twelve Capital gets strategic investment from Graubündner Kantonalbank
    Twelve Capital Management, the Zurich-headquartered catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, is taking a strategic investment from one of Switzerland’s cantonal banks, Graubündner Kantonalbank.
  9. Schroders updates GAIA Cat Bond strategy to incorporate ESG factors
    Schroders, the global asset manager with a specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment management business, has updated the investment strategy and policy of its flagship UCITS catastrophe bond fund, the Schroder GAIA Cat Bond, to incorporate specific ESG and sustainability features.
  10. Attractive cat bond pricing & more inflows expected in 2022: Tenax
    Tenax Capital, the London based hedge fund manager that was founded by CEO Massimo Figna and now counts FOSUN as its major shareholder, believes that catastrophe bond pricing and terms & conditions will remain attractive through 2022, while more inflows from generalist fixed income investors are possible.

his is not every article published on Artemis during the last week, just the most popular among our readers over the last seven days. There were 30 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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