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World Bank pandemic fund targets cat bonds for $500mn insurance goal

The World Bank has launched a Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), with plans to raise up to $500mn of insurance cover to respond to infectious diseasesRead more

Florida reinsurance rates down to 1990s levels

Florida reinsurance rates are nearing the levels last seen in the 1990s, according to JLT Re global head of analytics David FlandroRead more

Aon Hewitt hires longevity risk consultant

Aon Hewitt has appointed Matthew Fletcher as a senior consultant to its risk settlement group, where he will be working on all issues surrounding longevity riskRead more

Canada Pension Plan returns 3.4% in 2015-16

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) fund delivered a net investment return of 3.4 percent over the year to 31 MarchRead more

MyLotto24 collateralised reinsurance safe after payout

MyLotto24 said that the special insurance that helped to cover a EUR37mn lottery prize had not impacted its collateralised reinsurance arrangementsRead more

Ucits cat bond clampdown ‘very sensible’: Hilti

A shift by regulators to require more diversification in Ucits mutual funds is "very sensible", given the illiquidity that could arise after a catastrophe event, Credit Suisse's head of ILS Niklaus Hilti said in the latest Clearpath ILS reportRead more

Atlanticlux completes EUR70mn VIF securitisation

Perils: Limits at risk drop by a fifth in past year

Progress on China earthquake scheme

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ILS market expands Florida reinsurance premium by 12% in 2015

Collateralised reinsurers and ILS investors received $654mn in ceded premiums from the top 10 Florida carriers in 2015, a rise of 12 percent from $586mn the previous year, according to data collected by Trading RiskRead more

AlphaCat bucks trend of sliding cat premiums

AlphaCat and Endurance stood out for increasing their gross catastrophe premiums year-on-year in the first quarter as most of the cat specialists tracked by Trading Risk reduced their premium baseRead more

Quantifying man-made quake risks

Catastrophe modellers are increasingly taking into account human-induced earthquakes, after recent research from the US Geological Survey showed that the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Oklahoma City now face the same threat from temblors as CaliforniaRead more

Collateral lock-ups could drag down returns by 15-20%: Milliman

Collateral lock-ups could drag down ILS investor returns by 15-20 percent of long-term expected profits for deals with a moderate chance of loss, according to research by MillimanRead more

On the grid

One of the eternal unanswered questions in the reinsurance market is "what will happen next?"Read more

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The Trading Floor Interview: Bob Bisset

Aon Benfield Global ReSpecialty CEO Bob Bisset says retro products can flex further stillRead more

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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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