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Blue Halo Re 2016-1 cat bond pays out $40m, maturity extended further

One tranche of the Blue Halo Re Ltd. (Series 2016-1) catastrophe bond, that was sponsored by Allianz Risk Transfer, a unit of global insurance and reinsurance group Allianz, has now paid out $40 million of its principal on losses.Meanwhile, both tranches of this catastrophe bond deal have had their maturity read the full article →

Majority of ILS Advisers tracked funds negative in May 2019. Index falls to -1.13%

Only 5 of the 33 insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds tracked by ILS Advisers reported positive returns in May 2019, as catastrophe loss creep and cat bond price pressure dented sector returns, resulting in the Index falling to a negative -1.13% for the month.That's the lowest monthly return for the Eurekahedge read the full article →

Singapore to refine ILS infrastructure to support innovation: Gillian Tan, MAS

Singapore is acutely aware that it needs to continue to innovate if it is to achieve its goal of becoming a key insurance-linked securities (ILS) hub for the Asia region, as well as to support the widest range of ILS transactions possible.Speaking at our ILS Asia 2019 conference held in read the full article →

Climate risk transfer an opportunity for product design innovation: Greg Lowe, Aon

The growing pressure on corporations to take greater responsibility for the climate related risks and exposures they carry could present an opportunity for insurance and reinsurance market participants to demonstrate innovation in product design, according to Aon's Greg Lowe.Greg Lowe, the Head of Resilience & Sustainability at insurance and reinsurance read the full article →

Bermuda ILS related re/insurer registrations rose slightly in H1 2019

Registrations for new insurance and reinsurance vehicles that are related to catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS) use-cases have risen slightly in the first-half of 2019.This is promising for ILS, catastrophe bond and collateralized reinsurance market activity over the rest of the year, as despite the impacts of heavy read the full article →

Cat bond risk spreads seen to decline in June

After a few months where risk spreads were seen to have been increasing in the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, on the back of a decline in ILS capital as well as an appetite for higher returns, it seems the market saw its risk spreads decline in June.Catastrophe read the full article →

Jamaica’s cat bond risk modelling supported by World Bank

The work to issue a catastrophe bond for Jamaica continues, with the World Bank providing risk modelling support and expertise to assist in getting a transaction to market, the countries Finance Minister said.Jamaica has been exploring insurance and reinsurance structures for sourcing disaster risk financing for some time now (discussions read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 14th July 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 14th 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.Super Early read the full article →

Education, experience key to developing Asia’s ILS market: ILS Asia 2019 speakers

Yesterday Artemis held its fourth annual insurance-linked securities (ILS) conference in Singapore. ILS Asia 2019 saw 180 attendees from across the globe converge on the country, to hear insightful discussions on the state of ILS in Asia.The key takeaway of the day for me was that education is still absolutely read the full article →

SCOR due $26m as 2017 hurricanes trigger Atlas IX 2015-1 cat bond

Global reinsurance firm SCOR is set to receive an almost $26 million payout after its aggregated losses from the 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria triggered its $150 million Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2015-1) catastrophe bond.The Atlas IX Capital 2015-1 catastrophe bond provided SCOR with a $150 million multi-year read the full article →