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1 November 2014

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Universal P&C to explore cat bond in 2015

Floridian insurer Universal Property & Casualty may access the catastrophe bond market next year, according to one of its executivesRead more

Q3 reinsurance revenues down 4 percent at Aon

Aon reported a 4 percent fall in organic revenue earned by its reinsurance business in the third quarter, which it said was impacted by treaty market conditions and lower earnings from its capital markets and transaction advisory businessRead more

Hannover transacts $10mn cat bond lite

Hannover Re said that the $10.37mn of insurance-linked bonds issued by its Kaith Re vehicle this week relate to a cat bond lite transactionRead more

Silverton sidecar returns compound in Q3

The value of debt issued by Aspen's Silverton Re sidecar has grown 29 percent in the past nine months to reach $64.5mn, and also grew by 15 percent in the third quarter from $56mn mid-yearRead more

AlphaCat Q3 premiums double

AlphaCat's top line almost doubled to $6.9mn in the third quarter, up from $3.5mn in the same period last year, as premiums written by its ILS funds jumped to $5.7mn from $1.1mnRead more

Axis passes $6.1mn of crop losses to Ventures unit

Axis ceded $6.1mn of crop losses to Axis Ventures Re in the third quarter, immediately after setting up an arrangement to transfer agricultural risk to the unitRead more

Everest Re launches quake-only Kilimanjaro Re cat bond

Travelers sceptical on captive reinsurer potential

XL property cat reinsurance premiums dip 26 percent in Q3

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Mariah Re results in SPV changes

The Mariah Re tornado bond lawsuit has resulted in legal changes designed to reinforce the independence of cat bond administratorsRead more

ILS funds: weighing up the cost advantage

ILS fund managers may write as much as four times the amount of premium per employee as rated reinsurers, according to Trading Risk estimatesRead more

Sidecar returns grow further

Reinsurer sidecars have accumulated average returns of 8.3 percent for the first seven months of 2014, according to the latest quarterly filings from mutual fund manager Stone RidgeRead more

Convergence Q&A

Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Reinventing the wheel

The alternative reinsurance market now looks like it has come full circle as one of the industry's longest-standing fund managers looks to set up a rated equity-funded vehicleRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Jennifer Montero

Jennifer Montero, chief financial officer at Citizens Property Insurance, worked on the placement of the largest-ever cat bond this year, the $1.5bn Everglades Re 2014 issuance. She tells Trading Risk why she believes in treating all counterparties equallyRead more

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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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