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20 January 2017

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Vitality Re prices at lowest end of target range

The insurance-linked premiums on Aetna's latest Vitality Re health insurance bond have settled at the lowest end of the target range, Trading Risk understandsRead more


RFIB launches Limehouse MGA to build on alternative risk transfer

Former Axis CEO Jack Gressier will lead a new managing general agency (MGA) set up by RFIBRead more


Blue Capital reports 8.26% return for 2016

The Blue Capital Global Reinsurance fund reported a 2016 annual return of 8.26 percent, down from 9.6 percent in 2015, after taking losses from Hurricane Matthew and the Canadian wildfiresRead more


Longevity swaps could resolve pension scheme holes

Longevity swaps were cited as a potential solution to the funding crisis facing many pension schemes in a research paper launched by Baroness Sally Greengross at the House of Lords on Tuesday (17 January)Read more


Central Italy hit by further earthquakes

The Amatrice region in central Italy suffered its fourth earthquake in six months as three temblors hit this morningRead more


Israeli asset manager partners with Muraviev on ILS launch

Tel Aviv-based asset manager IBI Investment House has joined with former Twelve Capital executive Roman Muraviev to launch IBI ILS PartnersRead more


Munich Re tips cat bond market to shrink in 2017

Severe weather the costliest peril for (re)insurers in 2016

XL Catlin appoints new ceded reinsurance head

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Sidecar returns drop to low teens

Annualised sidecar returns dropped to the low teens towards the end of 2016, as the softening market and catastrophe losses took a toll on performanceRead more

Alternative capital expansion slows as traditional growth returns

Alternative market reinsurance capital intakes slowed in 2016, but the sector's rate of growth still outpaced the traditional market, brokers estimated in their reports on the 1 January renewalsRead more

Pushback on softer retro conditions at 1/1

Retrocession and US property catastrophe rates moved closer to flattening out at the 1 January renewalsRead more

2016: a year of experimentation for the cat bond market

It has been a sponsors' market in 2016, with undersupply meaning reinsurers have been able to exceed target sizes and secure favourable pricingRead more

Buffering…

As a New Zealander, I grew up accustomed to watching rugby players crash around the field armed with little more than a bit of strapping on their earsRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Richard Lowther

Richard Lowther, chief operating officer at Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies, says hybrid reinsurer ILS managers are upping their game, but some can do more to appeal to investorsRead more

Research & Supplements

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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 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

TR Awards post-event 2016

Trading Risk Awards 2016

Our news team always has much more fun talking about the quirks of the ILS market than it does traditional reinsurance dealsRead more


TR Awards 2015

Trading Risk Awards 2015

We have a running joke in the Trading Risk newsroom that we should shake up our annual awards by introducing a new category for the best cat bond title of the yearRead more

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