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27 August 2014

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Golub Capital Re shelved as hedge fund reinsurance wave slows

Golub Capital has put its proposed Bermudian reinsurance start-up on hold due to what one executive involved with the project described as a "brutally competitive market"Read more

$1bn Napa quake unlikely to impact cat bonds

The Californian earthquake that struck near the Napa Valley wine-producing region on 24 August may cost (re)insurers between $500mn and $1bn, catastrophe modelling company Eqecat estimatedRead more

RGA completes EUR12bn longevity deal for Delta Lloyd

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) has provided Dutch life insurer Delta Lloyd Levensverzekering with an index-linked longevity cover for EUR12bn of its reservesRead more

Stern leaves Deutsche for Willkie Farr

Matthew Stern has left Deutsche Bank and rejoined Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a senior associate in the corporate and financial services department in New York, focusing on capital market reinsurance transactionsRead more

AM Best concerned over discipline as it downgrades reinsurance sector

Ratings agency AM Best has revised its outlook for the reinsurance sector to negative as it raised concerns about whether the sector's "hallmark" of underwriting discipline was beginning to diminish as carriers sought to protect market share ahead of profitabilityRead more

£900mn Phoenix life longevity swap highlights disintermediation trend

Life insurer Phoenix Group's PGL Pension Scheme has completed a £900mn longevity swap with the scheme's parent insurer, before reinsuring half the risk through a quota share arrangement with RGARead more

IAG confirms $A600mn cat treaty expansion

Safepoint’s 2014 reinsurance includes $60mn cascading cover

Amlin lifts cat reinsurance premiums by 7% in H1

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Aggregate cat bonds: the model variations

In this special project, Trading Risk worked with modelling agencies to highlight the range of expected loss outcomes from cascading annual aggregate cat bondsRead more

Bermudians lift retroceded premium by $130mn in Q1

Bermudian reinsurers have taken advantage of falling rates and ceded a significantly higher proportion of their business to retro writers in the first quarter of 2014, according to analysis from sister publication Inside DataRead more

State hurricane pools expand reinsurance cover

As the property cat reinsurance market continues to soften, many state-backed US insurance pools are significantly expanding their levels of coverRead more

Convergence market Q&A

In our monthly column, Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Pausing for breath

While most people in the northern hemisphere are on alert for barbecue weather this summer, reinsurance executives will be on a different type of weather watch - closely tracking tropical storm updates for potential threats to their portfoliosRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Marc Lauricella

Marc Lauricella, broker at TigerRisk Partners, specialises in the Florida market. He tells Trading Risk how Florida cedants are forcing carriers to become more bespokeRead more

Research & Supplements

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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

TR Market Survey

Trading Risk Market Survey 2013

The convergence industry expects another rosy year according to the annual Trading Risk Market Survey, with investor inflows forecast to continue their momentum in 2013Read 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 RT

Trading Risk Sifma Roundtable 2013

This was our inaugural Sifma roundtable, hosted during what turned out to be a bumper conference for the industry with a record level of participants taking over the hotel corridors to debate the growing prominence and power of alternative market capacityRead more

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