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28 March 2017

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Suncorp's aggregate reinsurance on trigger as storm nears

Suncorp has said that its reinsurance should cover any losses incurred from Cyclone Debbie - a major storm approaching the coast of Queensland - as its A$300mn ($229mn) aggregate reinsurance is now poised to triggerRead more

New Florida sponsor targets $178mn from Integrity Re cat bond

Hannover Re is seeking to raise $178mn from an Integrity Re 2017-1 cat bond on behalf of Floridian insurer American Integrity Insurance Company (AIIC), according to sourcesRead more

Chubb’s ceded commission from ABR Re more than doubles in 2016

Chubb recognised a 120 percent year-on-year increase in ceded commission from its captive reinsurer ABR Re in 2016, with the total reaching $66mn, according to its annual filingRead more

Reinsurance buying up in Germany and France: AM Best

Cedants in Germany and France increased the amount of reinsurance they bought in 2015, according to AM BestRead more

Longevity swap unwound in first transitional deal

Aon Hewitt has completed its first unwinding of a longevity swap for a pension fund, as the scheme replaced the deal with an annuity, the company has announcedRead more

Leadenhall adds to non-life team

Leadenhall Capital Partners has hired former RMS product manager Adrian Mark as an analyst in its non-life investments team, the company announcedRead more

Japanese reinsurance rates likely to be down 5% at 1.4

Everest Re targets $600mn from Kilimanjaro Re cat bonds

Blue Capital London fund to redeem $13.1mn of shares

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Reinsurers earn two-thirds of US wind margin from Florida

Florida provides two-thirds of the exposure and margin in the reinsurance industry's US wind portfolio, according to data from Aon BenfieldRead more

RMS update shows 8-10% lower risk view at ILS levels

An update to RMS's medium-term hurricane model will result in 8-10 percent reductions to projected annual average losses from US hurricanes for the typical cat bond market risk level of 1-in-100- or 250-year return periodsRead more

Cat bond structurers move to IBRD notes

Issuers are increasingly choosing World Bank debt as the investment vehicle for cat bond collateral, following an uptick in US Libor yields throughout 2016Read more

Rise of private cat bonds prompts liquidity fears

Private cat bond placements have become increasingly common in recent years, but the popularity of these somewhat opaque transactions has been coupled with concerns over their impact on the market's liquidityRead more

Quibbles and quandaries

Reinsurers live and die by their claims-paying ability, and the ILS market is no differentRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Dan Knipe

The head of life investments at Leadenhall Capital Partners, Dan Knipe, tells us why banking and regulatory changes are creating life ILS opportunitiesRead 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 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 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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