Best of Artemis, week ending January 30th 2022

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Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending January 30th 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 Artemis.bm, week ending January 30th 2022:

  1. Philippines cat bond payout a “tangible result”, says Finance Secretary
    The triggering and impending $52.5 million payout of the Philippines catastrophe bond by recent typhoon Rai (known in the Philippines as Odette), demonstrates a “tangible result” of the country’s disaster risk financing work, according to its Finance Secretary.
  2. Swiss Re grows ILS AuM to $3.2bn, expands PGGM & Sector sidecars: Interview
    Swiss Re continued to expand its alternative reinsurance capital assets under management across the range of insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures it manages for 2022, with notable successes in growing sidecar commitments for its PGGM-backed vehicle and its multi-investor Sector Re sidecar.
  3. Climate & inflation are tailwinds over the medium-term: Goldman Sachs
    With capital still abundant, the reinsurance hardening seen at recent renewals is assumed to be driven by risk aversion this time around, but the very factors driving risk and pricing higher are also seen as tailwinds for the re/insurance sector longer-term, by investment banking giant Goldman Sachs.
  4. London market differentiation increasingly attractive to ILS capital
    Speaking to insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds and investors in 2022, the London insurance and reinsurance market is seen as a venue where deploying capital to access differentiated insurance or reinsurance-linked returns is increasingly attractive, but still ease of access is cited as a problem.
  5. A protection & innovation gap, just 38% of cat losses insured: Aon’s Eric Andersen
    Global economic losses from natural catastrophes reached $343 billion in 2021, but only $130 billion of the total was covered by insurance or reinsurance, which Aon’s President Eric Andersen said demonstrates both a protection and an innovation gap, when it comes to climate risk.
  6. Insurance debt opportunity emerges, as yields & credit quality rise: Plenum
    The market for subordinated insurance debt bonds is expected to bottom out soon, as more clarity is gained on the future direction of interest rates. But while this can slow issuance of insurance bonds and debt, specialist investment manager Plenum Investments believes an opportunity is emerging for investors to capitalise on market forces.
  7. RenRe adds $453m of third-party capital at 1/1, DaVinci takes majority
    RenaissanceRe, the Bermuda-based reinsurance firm and third-party capital management specialist, saw strong inflows from investors in time for the January renewal season, as its Capital Partners unit raised $453 million from external investors.
  8. Catastrophe bonds integral to insurance ecosystem: Schultz, Aon Securities
    Just over twenty-five years since the issuance of what is considered the first true, widely syndicated, catastrophe bond transaction, the structure has cemented its role within the insurance ecosystem, according to Aon Securities CEO Paul Schultz.
  9. Investor scepticism high, ILS fundraising to be challenging: RenRe CEO
    Managers of third-party reinsurance capital and insurance-linked securities (ILS) should anticipate a more challenging fundraising environment through 2022, as investor scepticism is currently high after recent years of catastrophe losses, according to RenaissanceRe CEO Kevin O’Donnell.
  10. ILS an example of UK regulations failing to support industry: LMG CEO
    At a time when London’s market share in reinsurance has stagnated, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector in the United Kingdom and its failure to gain traction so far is an example of regulation failing to support the market’s ambitions, representatives of the House of Lords heard in a hearing yesterday.

This 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 29 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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