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Zenkyoren loss creep makes Muteki loss seem small by comparison

News 6th January 2012

The earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan last March took a large toll on the Japanese Zenkyoren cooperative insurer, also known as the National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Co-operatives. Zenkyoren had the largest insured portfolio exposure to the Japan quake and is one of, if not the, largest buyer of property […]

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2011 in figures for Artemis

News 2nd January 2012

2011 has been our busiest ever year here at and we wanted to share some of the key trends from 2011, some of the top-line figures we are proud of and data which demonstrates the growth that we’ve experienced. Overall, 2011 has been our busiest year ever, with visits to the website and […]

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Cat bond funds expect prices and returns to stabilise

News 20th November 2011

This year has been much harder than normal for the managers of cat bond funds and insurance-linked securities funds. More used to giving their investors great, non-correlated returns on a regular, monthly basis, cat bond funds have had to get used to monthly declines and a pattern of negative returns over the course of 2011.

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Best of Artemis, week ending 13th November 2011

News 14th November 2011

The last week has seen the launch of another catastrophe bond investment opportunity for retail investors, much analysis of the health of the insurance-linked securities market and some insight into potential regulatory pressures which may affect these markets amongst other topics we have covered.  Here’s a chance for our readers to catch up on any […]

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Best of Artemis, week ending 6th November 2011

News 7th November 2011

The last seven days saw another new cat bond come to market, news of further losses to be faced by investors in U.S. tornado cat bonds, realisation of growing losses in Thailand from the devastating flooding and further discussion of the diversifying nature of insurance-linked securities.  If you missed any of our stories from the […]

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Alterra Capital reports loss from Muteki catastrophe bond

News 2nd November 2011

Alterra Capital Holdings, the insurance and reinsurance group formed from the merger of Max Capital and Harbour Point, has announced its third quarter 2011 results (which show solid performance in a not particularly easy market). One item in the results press release is particularly of interest to Artemis readers, their reporting of an investment position […]

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Triggered Muteki heightens Japanese insurers interest in catastrophe bonds

News 19th July 2011

One of the interesting insights provided by Aon Benfield’s Q2 2011 insurance-linked securities market report is the observation that Japanese insurers have demonstrated a heightened interest in catastrophe bonds lately. It seems that the triggering and eventual total loss of the Muteki Ltd. cat bond in the 11th March earthquake disaster has been seen as […]

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Investors keen for catastrophe bonds due to light supply

News 14th July 2011

Despite the heavy loss activity of the first half of 2011 and the particularly low issuance levels during Q2, investors are still keen to invest in catastrophe bonds say Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA) in their latest Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Market Update which was published yesterday.

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