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ILS, cat bond & reinsurance news weekly recap – 18th June 2014


Each Wednesday morning we send out our regular e-mail newsletter, featuring a rundown of the last seven days catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance capital and associated risk transfer news from Artemis.

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Latest news for the week to 18th June 2014:

12 month cat bond & ILS issuance to pass $10 billion for first time

Q1 2014 saw highest level of longevity swaps & pension risk transfers

Reinsurance market remains rational despite competition: Hiscox CUO

Bermuda special purpose insurer registrations reach 14 by end of May

VHI renews health reinsurance deal with Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Swiss Re proposes parametric cover, reinsurance pool for Azerbaijan

JLT Capital Markets closes Market Re 2014-2 cat bond on new platform

Strong May issuance brings low secondary ILS trading, negative prices

Reinsurance capital accelerates. Too early to say what the future holds

Securis adds Ascot founder Martin Reith as Advisory Director

TransRe registers latest sidecar vehicle, Pangaea Reinsurance IX Ltd.

TWIA set to hit $400m target with Alamo Re cat bond as it upsizes

Queen Street X Re cat bond brings more Australian risk from Munich Re

Interview: Andrew Mawdsley, Head of Financial Stability, EIOPA

Peak U.S. tornado touchdown risk

For some insurers, it’s the reinsurance collateral that matters

Room to grow as ILS & alternative capital demonstrate staying power

Lloyd’s of London’s diversity adds resilience to soft re/insurance pricing

Swiss Re’s Admin Re to acquire pension business from HSBC UK

Canadian regulator issues advice to pensions on longevity swaps

U.S. EIA estimate of 2014 storm-related oil & gas production disruption

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