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ILS, cat bond & reinsurance news weekly recap – 25th June 2014


Each Wednesday morning we send out a regular weekly 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 25th June 2014:

Global Index Insurance Facility gets funding to expand

Evolution required for reinsurers and property/casualty insurers: Analysts

TransRe, management, increase shares in ILS manager Pillar Capital

As alternative capital evolves expect corporate reinsurance sidecars

36% of $500m+ reinsurance placements are non-traditional capital

Cheaper reinsurance and cat bonds allows Citizens to lower rates

Munich Re’s Queen Street X Re cat bond to price at top end of guidance

Alternative reinsurance capital, a seismic change: James Kent, Willis Re

NZ Earthquake Commission taps non-traditional reinsurance market

PERILS increases loss estimate for European windstorm Dirk to €370m

2014 U.S. severe weather insured losses rise to $5.5 billion

Dynapartners plans UCITS ILS fund launch in second half

Ratings affirmed on 18 natural catastrophe bonds by S&P

Asset manager Oaktree Capital reported setting up life reinsurer

ILS investors happy to flex allocations, move with the market

Terrorism re/insurance availability helped by alternative capital inflow

Plenum CAT Bond Fund now available in Netherlands and Luxembourg

DCG IRIS directors propose liquidation of fund, return of capital

TWIA’s $400m Alamo Re cat bond prices at low-end of reduced range

Moody’s changes reinsurance sector outlook to negative

Aon launches CATstream to streamline catastrophe bond issuance

Execs forecast further growth for ILS and collateralized reinsurance

NZ Earthquake Commission benefits from softer reinsurance pricing

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