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26 November 2015

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AlphaCat recruits former Montpelier exec Hopwood

Validus subsidiary AlphaCat has lined up former Montpelier Re executive Paul Hopwood to join the firm in an underwriting role, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Perils includes Turkey in coverage

Loss reporting agency Perils has extended its coverage to include Turkey, the company announced today (25 November)Read more

Schmutz leaves Swiss Re Capital Markets

The head of global ILS structuring and origination at Swiss Re Capital Markets, Markus Schmutz, has left after 16 years with the firm, Trading Risk has learnedRead more

Lloyd’s approves Securis and Novae E&S SPS

Securis CEO Rob Procter said that Lloyd's was likely to be a high-growth area for the fund manager in the future, after it received formal approval from the Corporation to launch a special purpose syndicate (SPS) 6129 with Novae for 2016Read more

Flood sub-limits at centre of $1.47bn NYU Sandy dispute

New York University (NYU) has sued FM Global, seeking payment of a $1.47bn claim from Superstorm Sandy, sister publication The Insurance Insider reportedRead more

Non-life reinsurance underwriting loss expected in 2016/17

The non-life reinsurance market will likely fall into an underwriting loss in 2016 if natural catastrophe losses return to historical averages, with the deficit deepening in 2017, according to predictions by Swiss Re chief economist Kurt KarlRead more

Credit Suisse Lloyd’s Syndicate approved for 2016 launch

JLT Re’s Duffin relocates to Bermuda

AIG buyer Shah to leave amid cutbacks

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Humboldt Re ‘will grow when the market is right’

Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) will seek to bring new investors into Humboldt Re in the future but its growth will depend on market conditions, the firm's head of ILS Niklaus Hilti told Trading RiskRead more

A different route to London for ILS

The task force established by the London Market Group to develop the UK as a centre for ILS transactions is facing competition from other "onshore" jurisdictions seeking to rival the established "offshore" ILS locations such as Bermuda and GuernseyRead more

Waiting on ILS sidelines is ‘missing the point’

Investors waiting for a catastrophe event to improve rates before deploying capital into ILS may be failing to understand the fundamental value of the asset class, according to speakers at the Trading Risk New York Rendez-VousRead more

ILS creativity outweighs mono-line focus

The creativity of the ILS market is increasing its value to reinsurance buyers and outweighing its mono-line focus on catastrophe risk as cedants increasingly push counterparties to write multiple lines of businessRead more

From the sidelines

In the process of watching New Zealand's All Blacks powering through the Rugby World Cup over the past month, I've heard a few explanations of why they're the strongest team on the field these daysRead 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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