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2 May 2016

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AlphaCat returns $147mn of sidecar capital

Validus subsidiary AlphaCat returned $146.5mn of capital to investors in its sidecar during the first quarter as it focused on writing third-party business primarily through its two reinsurance fundsRead more


RenaissanceRe invests $10mn in Universal

RenaissanceRe has bought $10mn of shares in Florida-based Universal Insurance Holdings, in its second strategic investment in a US homeowners' insurer in a matter of weeksRead more


Lloyd’s index still ‘a work in progress’: Nelson

Lloyd's chairman John Nelson said the Corporation's mooted insurance index remained a work in progress, but admitted that its development was taking longer than expectedRead more


Verisk appoints new PCS leaders

Property Claim Services (PCS) has announced a new leadership structure, promoting two staff to oversee the businessRead more


Private flood cover bill inches closer to approval

A bill that could see the market for flood risks partly privatised and handed over to the excess and surplus lines sector has passed the US House of RepresentativesRead more


Weather derivatives affect Swiss Re insurance results

Swiss Re reported a 14.3 percent year-on-year drop in group net profits to $1.2bn for Q1 2016, as loss deterioration on New Zealand earthquake claims and weather derivative losses impacted its quarterly resultsRead more


O’Donnell warns on aggregate risk over Texas storms

Residential Re 2016-1 cat bond upsizes to $250mn

ILS funds post 0.42% March return

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Record Q1 for ILS market; but where to now?

ILS investors responded to new cat bonds at both ends of the risk-return spectrum with strong demand in a diverse and record-setting first quarterRead more

ILS market cautious over changing hurricane assumptions

More than a decade on from the devastating 2004-05 hurricane season, scientists are beginning to debate whether to call an end to a cycle of more active Atlantic cyclone activityRead more

Collateral lock-ups could drag down returns by 15-20%: Milliman

Collateral lock-ups could drag down ILS investor returns by 15-20 percent of long-term expected profits for deals with a moderate chance of loss, according to research by MillimanRead more

Rate pressure continues to ease in April renewals

At the 1 April reinsurance renewal season the market softened for the fourth consecutive year, but reductions have slowed from those achieved a year agoRead more

The toll-route shortcut

An organised city planner might well look at a road map of the reinsurance sector and weepRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Bob Bisset

Aon Benfield Global ReSpecialty CEO Bob Bisset says retro products can flex further stillRead more

Research & Supplements

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TR MC RT 2015

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2015

The ILS market got the chance to step out of the reinsurance spotlight this year at Monte Carlo, after several years as one of the key talking points during the annual Rendez-VousRead more


TR MC RT 2013 cover

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2013

If the convergence community was fed up with being talked about at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, the annual Trading Risk roundtable was its chance to be heardRead more

TR Awards 2015

Trading Risk Awards 2015

We have a running joke in the Trading Risk newsroom that we should shake up our annual awards by introducing a new category for the best cat bond title of the yearRead more


TR Sifma 2014

Trading Risk Sifma Rountable 2014

As the traditional market met the capital markets head on with aggressive price reductions last year, the question now turns to what will differentiate the ILS sector in 2014 and beyondRead more

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