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California wildfires hit Blue Capital listed ILS fund in October
20 November 2017 @ 4:22 pm
The stock exchange listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund (formerly known as the Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund) has reported a negative return for October 2017, as the recent California wi [...]
EU ILS trading desks have to report secondary trades under MiFID II
20 November 2017 @ 3:37 pm
All broker trading desks for catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) in the UK and Europe will have to report their secondary trade information to the U.S. Financial Industry Regulator [...]
Allianz lines up Schiavone to head ART as Guffey departs
20 November 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Insurance giant Allianz has lined up Paul Schiavone to lead the firm’s Allianz ART unit, where fronting for ILS, weather risk transfer, catastrophe bond and certain non-traditional reinsurance b [...]
ILS NYC 2018: New speakers from Lloyd’s, AmWINS, Swiss Re
20 November 2017 @ 1:46 pm
We’re delighted to announce three more stellar speakers from industry-leading firms Lloyd’s, AmWINS and Swiss Re to the roster for our second conference in New York, Artemis ILS NYC 2018 w [...]
ILW pricing up as much as 30% in wake of hurricanes
20 November 2017 @ 10:59 am
Rates-on-line for industry loss warranties (ILW’s) have increased by as much as 30% following the third-quarter catastrophe losses suffered by the industry, perhaps giving a glimpse of where ret [...]
CEA’s Ursa Re 2017-2 still $400m, pricing fixed with little uplift
20 November 2017 @ 9:04 am
The latest catastrophe bond from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), the Ursa Re Ltd. (Series 2017-2) transaction, has so far not increased in size, still targeting $400 million of collateraliz [...]
Best of Artemis, week ending 19th November 2017
20 November 2017 @ 8:02 am
Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 19th November 2017, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing sub [...]

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RFIB names CFO
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
London market broker RFIB Group has named Steven Beard as its chief financial officer, the company said today. Beard has also been named CFO of MGA business Limehouse Agencies, and CEO of the newly cr [...]
UK motor business will be back in black by 2018: EY
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
The ailing UK motor insurance market is expected to approach break-even this year and return to profitability in 2018, according to EY's latest analysis. Following the UK government's decisi [...]
Markel discloses CFO succession plan as Waleski resigns
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
Markel said CFO Anne Waleski is step down from her post by the end of the first quarter of 2019, making way for Jeremy Noble as her replacement. Noble will become CFO of Markel "over the course o [...]
Opinion: Total recall
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
News last week that Mars has lodged a claim for $50mn-$60mn with its insurers after it recalled confectionary because of Salmonella worries is emblematic of the rising exposures insurers are taking o [...]
Sompo International selects Luxembourg for EU base
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
Sompo International has opted for Luxembourg for its post-Brexit European headquarters. The Bermuda-based arm of Sompo Holdings, formerly known as Endurance before its $6.3bn takeover by the Japanese [...]
AGCS reshuffles in New York as Guffey departs
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
Allianz Global & Corporate Specialty (AGCS) has announced two senior appointments following the departure of alternative risk veteran Bill Guffey. AGCS said Guffey has left the firm's alterna [...]
California warns insurers over misleading fire victims
21 November 2017 @ 8:51 am
Insurers have been put on notice over misleading statements allegedly made by adjusters to victims of the wildfires that ravaged California last month. Golden State insurance commissioner Dave Jones h [...]