Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.

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Best of Artemis, week ending 7th July 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 7th July 2019, 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.Last chance read the full article →

Jebi creep impacts ongoing, as loss threatens fresh reinsurance layers

The impacts to reinsurance and ILS players from the typhoon Jebi losses in Japan may still have a little further to run, as the escalation of the industry loss has hit fresh layers in reinsurance programs, we've learned.Sources in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market said that a typhoon Jebi final read the full article →

2,000 CEA policyholders exposed to M 6.4 California earthquake

As many as 2,000 policyholders of earthquake insurance coverage provided by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) were exposed to yesterday's magnitude 6.4 quake near Ridgecrest, California, but the event could have cost billions had it struck a more densely populated area.Yesterday's quake was the strongest to strike southern California in read the full article →

The ongoing, innovative evolution of PCS: Tom Johansmeyer

Over the last couple of years, Property Claim Services (PCS) has innovated and evolved to offer an enhanced, client-centric global strategy designed to serve both existing and new client needs.In light of a flurry of market activity, Artemis spoke with Tom Johansmeyer, Co-Head of PCS, about the firm’s undertakings over read the full article →

Changed view of risk to help rate increases persist into 2020: KBW

Reinsurance rate increases seen so far in 2019 are now expected to persist into 2020, according to analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), who believe that the increases are being driven by capital providers changing view of the risks they underwrite.Following the last two year's of catastrophe losses, reinsurance read the full article →

As reinsurers hold ground on rates, insurers may turn to ILS: A.M. Best

As reinsurance companies of the world hold their ground and push through increased rates for their products, as seen at recent renewals in Florida and beyond, insurers and protection buyers may increasingly look to find more cost-effective options raising interest in ILS, according to A.M. Best.Reinsurance capacity providers, including insurance-linked read the full article →

Liberty Mutual in $240m Limestone Re reinsurance sidecar transaction

U.S. primary insurer Liberty Mutual has completed another transaction using its collateralized reinsurance sidecar vehicle Limestone Re Ltd., with a $240 million issuance featuring listed and privately placed sidecar notes.This is the fourth placement that Liberty Mutual has completed using its Limestone Re reinsurance sidecar vehicle and also the second read the full article →

Oxfam, Aon & Etherisc automate parametric weather insurance on a blockchain

A collaboration between Oxfam in Sri Lanka, insurance and reinsurance broker Aon and insurtech blockchain solutions provider Etherisc has delivered a parametric weather insurance product that will make automated payouts to smallholder farmers.The trio, alongside local insurer Sanasa, have launched and begun enrolling farmers into a blockchain-based platform that will read the full article →

AXIS Capital in new $39m Alturas Re sidecar issuance

AXIS Capital, the global specialist re/insurer headquartered in Bermuda, has added another tranche of notes to its collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicle Alturas Re Ltd., sponsoring a $39 million issuance, the third from the sidecar for 2019, we can reveal.In total this takes the amount of capital backing AXIS Capital's Alturas read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 30th June 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 30th June 2019, 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.Our ILS read the full article →