Insight and Intelligence on (Re)insurance Convergence with the Capital Markets

13 October 2015

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Huang launches aggregation platform for ILS investors

Huang & Associates Analytics (HAA) has released a new aggregate risk modelling platform designed for investors with multiple ILS mandatesRead more

TransRe draws on $350mn+ sidecar support

TransRe now has more than $350mn of sidecar capacity, making it a significant player in the market, head of TransRe Capital Partners Craig Hupper told Trading RiskRead more

Second Credit Suisse carrier set for 1.1 launch

A second rated reinsurer start-up from Credit Suisse Asset Management is set to be up and running in time for the 1 January renewals, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Operational risk offered to ILS investors

Bankers at Credit Suisse are hoping to tap ILS investors for an insurance securitisation covering the institution against operational risks, such as of a cyber attack or a rogue trader incident, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Liquidity challenges remain for private bonds

Liquidity in the burgeoning market for private cat bonds and cat bond lite instruments remains limited, but commentators are hopeful that the situation should improveRead more

MLC, Maryland mandate new ILS investments

Australian asset manager MLC and the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System both announced new ILS mandates this monthRead more

Swiss Re reworks capital markets structure

Hiscox ILS platform Kiskadee adds to team

Cat bond funds return less than 2% in YTD

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Diversifiers help shake up ILS peril profile in Q3

The mix of cat bonds issued in 2015 is looking notably more diverse than last year as third quarter diversifier deals helped lessen the dominance of North American perilsRead more

Sidecar returns lag 2014

A group of sidecars followed by Trading Risk are on track to deliver annualised returns of 10.48 percent, according to data compiled from filings made by US fund managers Stone Ridge and PioneerRead more

Challenges of growing the ILS pie

At the recent Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, the ILS market sent out a clear message that it had come of age and is here to stayRead more

AM Best changes may boost cat demand

Proposed changes to AM Best's method of calculating capital adequacy for (re)insurers could boost demand for peak cat cover, particularly from regional US carriersRead more

L’addition, s’il vous plaît

Ostensibly the reinsurance industry gathers in Monte Carlo every September to talk about rates for the upcoming January renewalsRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Paul Horgan

Zurich Insurance Group's global head of reinsurance Paul Horgan tells Trading Risk that he wants to see more breadth from ILS marketsRead 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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