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Best of Artemis, week ending May 22nd 2022

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending May 22nd 2022, 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. Ten most read the full article →

Non-nat-cat alternatives the “perfect hedge” for ILS investors: AM RE Syndicate

Amid the increased frequency, scope, and severity of natural catastrophes, insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors stand to benefit from the greater predictability and sustainability of non-nat-cat program-based portfolios of risk, according to AM RE Syndicate. In a new whitepaper, titled ‘The Impact of Climate Change on the Traditional ILS Market and Non-Nat-Cat read the full article →

TWIA’s cat bond target set at $185m, with pricing within upper-guidance

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has now set the target size for its new catastrophe bond at $185 million, while pricing guidance for the Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2022-1) cat bond has narrowed towards the upper-end of the range. TWIA returned to the catastrophe bond market earlier in May, aiming read the full article →

Near-record cat bond spreads opportunity may persist to Q3/4: Leadenhall

An opportunity for investors to enter or upsize allocations to the catastrophe bond asset class at a time of near-record high spreads could persist right through into the third and fourth quarter of the year, according to Leadenhall Capital Partners. London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments read the full article →

Florida Citizens secures PLA cat bond at $200m, priced above guidance

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has now secured its latest catastrophe bond that will provide it $200 million of reinsurance protection, but pricing for the Everglades Re II Ltd. (Series 2022-1) transaction eventually settled above the initial guidance. Readers will know we've been covering Florida Citizens experience in the reinsurance and read the full article →

Citizens had planned more cat bonds for 2022, but pricing not conducive

Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation had originally been seeking more catastrophe bond backed reinsurance for 2022, specifically to fill out layers of its Coastal Account reinsurance tower, but pricing feedback from investors caused the insurer to change plans and these cat bond tranches never made it to market. This news came read the full article →

Florida Citizens CFO says risk transfer markets in “disarray”

The CFO of Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation said today that the reinsurance risk transfer markets are in "disarray", meaning the insurer won't be able to buy its targeted program within budget with the June renewals fast-approaching. Florida Citizens is a significant buyer of both traditional reinsurance, collateralized or fronted protection read the full article →

Florida Citizens targets $3.64bn 2022 risk transfer buy, for $4.7bn program

For 2022, the staff of Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation are seeking approval to buy roughly $3.64 billion of new risk transfer, across traditional reinsurance and catastrophe bonds, which added to still in-force cat bonds from prior years will take the Citizens program to roughly $4.7 billion for the coming read the full article →

TWIA renewal FoT’s imply ~29% increase in reinsurance rate-on-line YoY

Firm order terms (FOT's) for the 2022 traditional reinsurance renewal for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) suggest an increase of roughly 29% in rate-on-line (RoL), which translates into a spend higher than budgeted, but that is aligned with market conditions and TWIA's growing program. At a Board meeting today that read the full article →

Cat bond issuance surpasses $5.1bn, $2.2bn more in pipeline

Issuance of new catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) has already surpassed $5.1 billion in 2022 and there are already another nearly $2.2 billion in the pipeline that could complete before the middle of the year. However, despite how buoyant catastrophe bond market activity appears to be, we're still a read the full article →