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Everglades Re 2017 cat bond to close at $300mn

Florida Citizens has increased the target size of its Everglades Re II 2017 cat bond from $250mn to $300mn as the deal is set to price at the lower end of forecasts, according to sourcesRead more


ILS funds post 0.23% March return

Average ILS fund returns reached 0.23 percent in March, according to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index, as fund managers continued to monitor their exposure to Cyclone DebbieRead more


Caelus Re V to expand by 25% to $375mn

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company has increased the target size of its new Caelus Re V 2017-1 cat bond by 25 percent to $375mn, according to sourcesRead more


Tower aggregate reinsurance picks up Debbie losses

New Zealand insurer Tower Insurance said that it expected to recoup NZ$5mn ($3.4mn) from its aggregate reinsurance programme to help cover storm losses linked to Cyclone DebbieRead more


Price guidance lowered for Everglades Re II cat bond

The target insurance spread on the new Everglades Re cat bond for Florida Citizens Property Insurance has narrowed to the lower end of initial forecasts, according to sourcesRead more


Florida insurance commissioner welcomes AOB reform bill

Florida insurance commissioner David Altmaier has applauded the US House of Representatives after it passed a bill yesterday aimed at ending assignment of benefits (AOB) fraud, which has pushed up insurance costs in the stateRead more


AlphaCat adds $200mn to reach $2.9bn

Low Q1 cat burden offsets Ogden charge at Scor

CEA targets $500mn for Ursa Re 2017-1 cat bond

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Record cat bond issuance for Q1 2017

The first quarter of 2017 produced a record volume of ILS issuance for an opening quarter, as competitive pricing drew sponsors to the marketRead more

Crop reinsurance demand crumbles

Demand for crop reinsurance is falling rapidly, partly due to M&A in the underlying insurance business, sister publication The Insurance Insider reportedRead more

Sponsors move away from rating cat bonds

A decade ago, cat bonds were almost universally rated - usually by Standard & Poor's and sometimes by Fitch RatingsRead more

Reinsurers struggle to hold line at April renewals

Reinsurers attempted to "hold the line" on pricing in the 1 April renewals, but carrier demand for business meant rate reductions continued to be on offer for buyersRead more

The great equaliser

ILS capacity has acted as the equaliser of Florida hurricane rates. It chased after the extra margin that reinsurers built into their calculations in taking on their peak hurricane risk, with the logical result of helping to erode the marginRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Simon Kirby

Simon Kirby, UK City Minister, believes that London could provide a ‘gold standard' for ILS transactionsRead more

Research & Supplements

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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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