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27 June 2017

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New AIR model shows central US quake risk on rise

The latest US earthquake model from AIR Worldwide has shown a significant uptick in risk in the central and eastern parts of the country, as a result of human activities such as wastewater injection by the oil and natural gas industriesRead more

NZ EQC to increase cover under quake act reform

The New Zealand government has announced plans to increase the insurance limits covered by the state-backed Earthquake Commission (EQC) under an upcoming legislative reformRead more

Hartford transfers $1.6bn pension liabilities to Prudential

Hartford Financial Services Group has transferred $1.6bn of pension liabilities to Prudential Financial, the companies announcedRead more

IBRD expands pandemic cat bond target up to $400mn

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has raised the target size of its first pandemic cat bond from $100mn to potentially as high as $400mn, according to Trading Risk sourcesRead more

Lion II Re cat bond closes at low end of pricing

Generali is set to raise EUR200mn from its Lion II Re 2017-1 cat bond at an insurance rate that settled 20 percent below its initial target, despite the inclusion of new perils for the ILS marketRead more

Marcell takes on new Aon Benfield president role

Aon Benfield has appointed Andy Marcell to the new role of president, effective immediatelyRead more

WeatherXchange signs up Axa Global Parametrics

Leadenhall-Gryphon partnership understood to be EV deal

House to consider US flood insurance reforms

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Florida: behind the ‘double-dip’ renewal

The main factors in this year's "double-dip" Florida reinsurance renewal were abundant supply, reduced demand from several key buyers and uncertainty over model changesRead more

JLT: ILS ‘vigour’ contributes to uptick in rate reductions

JLT Re said that "renewed vigour" from ILS markets looking to deploy capital contributed to a step-up in reinsurance rate reductions at this year's 1 June renewalRead more

Conflicting forecasts over long-term hurricane outlook

Forecasters are predicting an average to above-average 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, as debate continues over whether a longer-term shift to a phase of reduced activity is underwayRead more

ILS share of top Florida reinsurance cessions shifts in 2016

Collateralised reinsurers and ILS investors received $612mn in ceded premiums from the top 10 Florida insurers in 2016, a drop of 6 percent from $654mn the previous year, according to data collected by Trading RiskRead more

Widening the net

Access to people with money to spend is closely guarded in the insurance and reinsurance markets. Premium dollars are shepherded carefully from insurance agents to carriers and then brokers before eventually reaching reinsurers and ILS managersRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Karen Clark

Catastrophe modelling pioneer Karen Clark tells us why she thinks reinsurers could still be vulnerable to surprise hurricane lossesRead more

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TRIG spring 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2017

Trading Risk was first launched in 2008 just before the crux of the financial crisis - a period that was ultimately to boost the fortunes of the ILS market, as it showed the value of a truly non-correlating asset classRead more

TR MC RT 2016

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2016

2016 marked the 60th anniversary of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, and an extraordinarily humid conference for delegates rushing from meetings at the Café de Paris to the HermitageRead more

TR Awards 2017

Trading Risk Awards 2017

2016 was a challenging year for the ILS market, as cat bond issuance activity and fundraising intakes slowed down,while catastrophe activity returned to average levels after a couple of benign yearsRead more

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

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