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UPC seeks $150mn debt raise

Florida carrier United Insurance Holdings (UPC Insurance) is seeking to raise $150mn of capital through a debt issuanceRead more

Markel Catco fund loss reserve rises to 24.4% of NAV

Markel Catco has set up a further loss reserve of 4.4 percent of net asset value (NAV) for its Catco Reinsurance Opportunities Fund to cover losses from the wildfires in northern California in October, according to a London Stock Exchange announcementRead more

CoreLogic: $5bn to rebuild wildfire-threatened homes

CoreLogic has estimated that reconstructing the 13,526 homes at risk of damage by the southern California wildfires would cost more than $5bnRead more

Analysts: Floridian reinsurance towers eroded by 15%

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have eroded the reinsurance towers of Floridian homeowners' insurers by 15 percent, according to Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsRead more

AIR: 2017 average insured cat loss tally stable at nearly $80bn

AIR Worldwide has estimated the global average annual aggregate catastrophe insured loss (AAL) at $78.7bn in 2017Read more

Pricing falls on Covea's Hexagon Re cat bond

Pricing on Covea Group's EUR 90mn ($106.8mn) Hexagon Re cat bond has dropped amid strong investor demand, according to Trading Risk sourcesRead more

Validus shakes up senior management

California wildfire scorches area larger than New York

Perils pegs Herwart property loss at EUR252mn

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State Farm, Allstate among wildfire-exposed carriers

A small number of personal lines insurers are among those most exposed to the Californian wildfires that occurred last monthRead more

Reinsurers call on retro partners to manage Q3 loss hit

Third quarter catastrophe losses represented a 7 to 14 percent hit to the shareholders' equity of global reinsurers, with major catastrophe writers such as Everest Re, Lloyd's of London, Lancashire and RenaissanceRe the most severely affectedRead more

Sizeable Q3 loss hit for Florida private market

Four of the listed Florida insurers have ceded more than $1.2bn of third quarter catastrophe claims to their reinsurers, based on estimates from their quarterly disclosuresRead more

US homeowners’ rates to rise but RoEs still sagging

US homeowners' insurance premiums are forecast to expand by 2 percent to $93bn in 2017, but underlying returns on equity (RoEs) from the business are still deteriorating, according to Aon BenfieldRead more

Can beta products outsmart the brokers?

Smart beta products seem to be the flavour of the monthRead more

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The Trading Floor Interview: Mirko Sartori

Taking on new perils may help ILS markets to compete outside the US, says the Generali executiveRead more

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TR Monte Carlo RT 2017

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2017

For the first time in years, finding a subject to talk about was not a problem at the industry's annual gathering in Monte Carlo. Hurricane Irma was the topic on everyone's minds as the storm battered Florida on the Sunday evening of the Rendez-VousRead 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 Investor Guide H2 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H2 2017

Florida is truly the reinsurance market's risk hothouse. Its coastline produces the bulk of the ILS market's exposure, and Florida risks still squeeze out more profit for reinsurers than many other lines of businessRead more

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