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17 September 2014

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Staged 2015 release for re-worked RMS(one)

The full version of RMS(one) will not be released until late 2015, after the modelling agency said it would invest more time in reworking the software platform with its clients over the coming yearRead more


Credit Suisse to launch $600mn rated vehicle

Credit Suisse Asset Management's ILS team is set to launch a rated reinsurer within a few weeks, Trading Risk can revealRead more


Scor’s Atropos fund expects to hit $500mn AuM mark

Scor Global Investment (SGI)'s Atropos fund expects to soon hit the $500mn assets under management (AuM) mark as it celebrates its three-year anniversary, the company's head of ILS Vincent Prabis saidRead more


Alwen Hough Johnson launches capital markets unit

Independent reinsurance broker Alwen Hough Johnson has established a new capital markets unit led by Martin Davies, former CEO of Towers Watson Capital MarketsRead more


AIR: ILS funds may transition to full models

AIR Worldwide senior vice president Rob Newbold predicted that cat funds may start using full models that allow underwriters to probe further into exposure data, after ILS fund manager Fermat signed up to their new Touchstone software productRead more


Munich Re: risk sharing improves our pricing competitiveness

Munich Re board member Thomas Blunck said that sharing more peak catastrophe risk with investors and retrocession providers had helped to improve the firm's competitiveness by reducing the amount of capital it had to set aside for the portfolioRead more


Hurricane Odile threatens $100mn MultiCat Mexico notes

RMS exec Nakada to join Stone Ridge

Cavanagh: Cat losses drive the market

News analysis

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Sidecar returns stack up

A handful of reinsurer sidecars accrued average returns of 3.8 percent during the first four months of 2014, according to the latest results from mutual fund manager Stone RidgeRead more

Softening stings short-tail carriers in Q2

Short-tail cat specialists came under pressure during the second quarter of 2014 as softening market conditions hit the peer group's results at multiple angles, according to analysis by The Insurance Insider's Data RoomRead more

ILS funds: weighing up the cost advantage

ILS fund managers may write as much as four times the amount of premium per employee as rated reinsurers, according to Trading Risk estimatesRead more

Sector spotlight: Aviation

Aviation rates are poised to rise after a year of heavy losses for the niche insurance market, with Brit Insurance CEO Mark Cloutier predicting rates could increase by up to 50 percentRead more

The crowded Grand Prix grid

One of the questions the reinsurance market has been grappling with over the past year is how to make a "strategic sidecar" workRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Jennifer Montero

Jennifer Montero, chief financial officer at Citizens Property Insurance, worked on the placement of the largest-ever cat bond this year, the $1.5bn Everglades Re 2014 issuance. She tells Trading Risk why she believes in treating all counterparties equallyRead more

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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


TR Market Survey

Trading Risk Market Survey 2013

The convergence industry expects another rosy year according to the annual Trading Risk Market Survey, with investor inflows forecast to continue their momentum in 2013Read 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 Sifma RT

Trading Risk Sifma Roundtable 2013

This was our inaugural Sifma roundtable, hosted during what turned out to be a bumper conference for the industry with a record level of participants taking over the hotel corridors to debate the growing prominence and power of alternative market capacityRead more

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