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MassPRIM picks Catco, Aeolus for reinsurance entry

The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (MassPRIM) has allocated $250mn to the reinsurance sector, split between two managers, Aeolus and Markel CatcoRead more


Cat losses of $95bn will produce broad repricing: Swiss Re

Swiss Re said that it expected the $95bn of catastrophe losses taken by (re)insurers in 2017 would cause an impact on pricing beyond loss-affected sectorsRead more


Floir’s Irma claims tally reaches $6bn

Insured losses from Hurricane Irma drew near $6bn in Florida last week as more than a quarter of claims received have been closed without payment, the state's insurance regulator has reportedRead more


Blue Capital dips 0.39% in October on wildfires

Blue Capital recorded an 0.39 percent drop in net asset value (NAV) for its London-listed Alternative Income Fund in October, as it recorded losses from the recent California wildfiresRead more


Allianz names Schiavone as global head of ART

Allianz Global and Corporate Specialty (AGCS) said alternative risk veteran Bill Guffey has stepped down as it named Paul Schiavone as his successor as global head of alternative risk transfer (ART)Read more


CEA prices Ursa Re cat bond on target

The Californian Earthquake Authority (CEA) is set to raise $400mn of cat bond cover from the Ursa Re 2017-2 transaction at pricing that has settled in line with its expectations, Trading Risk understandsRead more


PartnerRe adds $397mn in Q3 reinsurance recoverables

Maria losses less than some estimates: RMS

AIR lifts wildfire loss estimate to $8bn-$10.5bn

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Reinsurers call on retro partners to manage Q3 loss hit

Third quarter catastrophe losses represented a 7 to 14 percent hit to the shareholders' equity of global reinsurers, with major catastrophe writers such as Everest Re, Lloyd's of London, Lancashire and RenaissanceRe the most severely affectedRead more

US homeowners’ rates to rise but RoEs still sagging

US homeowners' insurance premiums are forecast to expand by 2 percent to $93bn in 2017, but underlying returns on equity (RoEs) from the business are still deteriorating, according to Aon BenfieldRead more

Sizeable Q3 loss hit for Florida private market

Four of the listed Florida insurers have ceded more than $1.2bn of third quarter catastrophe claims to their reinsurers, based on estimates from their quarterly disclosuresRead more

Q4 wildfires compound 2017 cat loss pain

The Californian wildfires could add as much as another $10bn of industry losses to the 2017 catastrophe tally, as reinsurers debated whether disclosures on third quarter events were keeping pace with expectationsRead more

The ILW loss swirl

The retro spiral of the late 1980s nearly finished Lloyd's off. But those hoping that an ILW spiral might entangle and trip up the ILS market in similar complications will have to wait another dayRead more

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The Trading Floor Interview: Mirko Sartori

Taking on new perils may help ILS markets to compete outside the US, says the Generali executiveRead more

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TR Monte Carlo RT 2017

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2017

For the first time in years, finding a subject to talk about was not a problem at the industry's annual gathering in Monte Carlo. Hurricane Irma was the topic on everyone's minds as the storm battered Florida on the Sunday evening of the Rendez-VousRead more


TR MC RT 2016

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2016

2016 marked the 60th anniversary of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, and an extraordinarily humid conference for delegates rushing from meetings at the Café de Paris to the HermitageRead more

TR Awards 2017

Trading Risk Awards 2017

2016 was a challenging year for the ILS market, as cat bond issuance activity and fundraising intakes slowed down,while catastrophe activity returned to average levels after a couple of benign yearsRead more


TR Investor Guide H2 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H2 2017

Florida is truly the reinsurance market's risk hothouse. Its coastline produces the bulk of the ILS market's exposure, and Florida risks still squeeze out more profit for reinsurers than many other lines of businessRead more

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