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5 September 2015

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Retro exec Manning on move from Markel

Erik Manning is set to depart Markel and is expected to join Aon Benfield's retro division in Bermuda, Trading Risk understandsRead more

ILS volumes lag 2015 target

Questions remain around whether the ILS market will be able to maintain its momentum heading into the final quarter of 2015Read more

M&A wave assists retro market growth

Consolidation in the reinsurance industry is contributing to an uptick in demand for retro cover in 2015, although the impact is expected to be short-livedRead more

GC: Tianjin port losses could reach $3.25bn

Guy Carpenter has estimated that total insured losses from the Tianjin port explosion could range from $1.64bn to $3.25bn, according to a client report obtained by sister title The Insurance InsiderRead more

BBC fund pulls plug on ILS mandate

The £12.9bn BBC Pension Scheme terminated its mandate with Nephila Capital in the financial year ended 31 March 2015, according to the fund's latest annual reportRead more

Insurer ceding tactics diverge but “tiering” becomes more entrenched

Ceding tactics amongst global insurance carriers are diverging but they are increasingly differentiating between top tier and second-tier reinsurance carriers, Standard & Poor's (S&P) said in a report on their ceding strategiesRead more

TigerRisk revives Lloyd’s index product

Trading respite on low yield bonds

Investors raise restructure query over Hannover-fronted bonds

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Sidecar returns set off for 2015

A group of sidecars tracked by Trading Risk recorded an average increase in fair value of 2.5 percent for the three months from February to April 2015, according to disclosures from sidecar investors Stone Ridge Asset Management and PioneerRead more

Modelling in focus: US storm surge

The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has prompted a number of modelling firms to focus on US storm surge risk, with RMS and Karen Clark & Company (KCC) both releasing studies on the most vulnerable US citiesRead more

Lloyd's: the entry points for ILS

As the UK government has announced plans to become a more attractive domicile for ILS business, it is worth examining how alternative capital currently participates at Lloyd'sRead more

AIR overhauls storm surge in revamp

AIR Worldwide has completely revamped the way it models storm surge losses in the latest major update of its US Atlantic hurricane modelsRead more

The understudy

2015 might be the alternative reinsurance market's chance for a break from the spotlight during the industry's annual Monte Carlo Rendez-VousRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Bruce Lucas

Bruce Lucas, CEO of Heritage P&C, tells Trading Risk that the Florida (re)insurance market has reached a healthy equilibriumRead more

Research & Supplements

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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 MC RT 2014

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

"There's nothing to talk about!" is one of the most frequent complaints that I've heard at the past couple of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous. In retrospect, you have to ask whether this was wilful blindness or misdirectionRead 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 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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