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10 February 2016

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AIR confirms $50mn MultiCat Mexico bond payout

AIR Worldwide has calculated the official MultiCat Mexico cat bond payout at $50mn, according to Standard & Poor'sRead more

PartnerRe cat book benefits from fee income

PartnerRe's catastrophe segment posted a 27 percent year-on-year decline in 2015 underwriting profit, which came to $205mn, due to a $100mn downturn in earned premium incomeRead more

Allied World pulls back capital allocation to Aeolus funds

Allied World has dropped its capital participation in funds managed by Aeolus to $200mn for 2016, from $350mn last year, CFO Tom Bradley said on an earnings callRead more

IAG appoints ex-broker as new reinsurance buyer

Australian insurer IAG has appointed a former Aon Benfield and Guy Carpenter broker as its new group general manager for reinsuranceRead more

USAA tests out Espada Re addition to cat bond cover

Stalwart cat bond sponsor USAA is testing out an unusual ILS structure through an Espada Re bond, sources told Trading RiskRead more

Mt Logan reaches $860mn AuM

Everest Re sidecar Mt Logan's assets under management (AuM) reached $860mn in January 2016, up 25 percent from a year earlierRead more

NHC revises Patricia data to 50% MultiCat Mexico payout threshold

Retro cut will pare back RenRe cat premiums

Perils puts UK post-Xmas flood losses at $767mn

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US divergence in January renewals

The January reinsurance renewals saw diverging outcomes for the US and non-US markets, as Guy Carpenter's global property catastrophe rate-on-line index fell 8.8 percent from a year earlierRead more

Retro market accepts wider specialty exposure in January renewals

The retrocession market registered a significant softening of terms and conditions in the January renewals as specialty lines of business were increasingly covered alongside property catastrophe riskRead more

Sidecar returns gain ground in Q3

Sidecar returns remained in the mid-to-high teens on an annualised basis in 2015, although softening was still apparentRead more

2015 cat bond growth slows as prices stabilise

The record-setting 2014 was always going to be a hard year for the cat bond market to follow in terms of business volumeRead more

New Year regrets and resolutions

Reinsurance cycles may come and go but the seasonal swing from the period of Christmas indulgence to January detox resolution is one that will return every year without failRead 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 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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