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25 April 2015

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IRS seeks feedback on hedge fund re tax proposals

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Treasury are seeking feedback on how much capital offshore reinsurers need to hold to support their business, as they released proposed regulations on the taxation of hedge fund-backed reinsurersRead more

ABR Re will simply be ‘a capacity player’

Ace CEO Evan Greenberg has confirmed that ABR Re, the company's joint venture with asset manager BlackRock, will remain a following participant and captive reinsurer after launching earlier this monthRead more

Lottoland completes EUR100mn collateralised reinsurance deal

Betting services company Lottoland has completed a EUR100mn bond that will provide it with insurance cover against the risk of unexpectedly high payoutsRead more

Massachusetts pool expands Cranberry Re cat bond to $300mn

The Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (MPIUA) has expanded the size of its new Cranberry Re cat bond by 50 percent, while the deal is expected to price at the lower end of the forecast range, sources saidRead more

Travelers returns with $200mn Long Point Re cat bond

Travelers is seeking to raise $200mn from a new Long Point Re III bond, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Aspen lifts Q1 reinsurance GWP by 2.7%

Aspen posted a 2.7 percent increase in reinsurance gross written premiums (GWP) during the first quarter to $484.8mnRead more

Allianz Re to target more active reinsurance risk sharing

Premier Fund Managers reduces Catco stake

Allied World Q1 reinsurance income falls 41%

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Annualised sidecar returns average 18%

Stone Ridge Asset Management earned a 4.5 percent average return from its continuing sidecar investments in the three months from November 2014 to January 2015, according to Trading Risk recordsRead more

Private cat bonds: risks for issuers

Insurance companies interested in issuing private placement catastrophe bonds offered under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act may benefit from streamlining the structure of a bond, but they must be careful not to strip away important structural elements for capital markets risk transferRead more

Reinsurance drives carrier results

Reinsurance remained the key earnings driver for (re)insurance carriers in 2014 even as many chased growth in the specialty insurance market, where rates are under less competitive pressureRead more

Q1 issuance up 21% as high-yielders boost volumes

Cat bond issuance in the first quarter of 2015 hit a record $1.86bn, rising 21 percent year-on-year to comfortably beat the $1.54bn placed in Q1 2014, according to Trading Risk recordsRead more

The twist in the yarn

It's no surprise that participants in the reinsurance industry fight for the power to narrate what is going on in the marketRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: James Dick

James Dick, head of alternative investments at QIC, one of Australia's largest institutional asset managers, tells Trading Risk that there could be gains to be made from falling yieldsRead more

Research & Supplements

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TR MC RT 2014

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

"There's nothing to talk about!" is one of the most frequent complaints that I've heard at the past couple of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous. In retrospect, you have to ask whether this was wilful blindness or misdirectionRead more

TR MC RT 2013 cover

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2013

If the convergence community was fed up with being talked about at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, the annual Trading Risk roundtable was its chance to be heardRead more

TR Sifma 2014

Trading Risk Sifma Rountable 2014

As the traditional market met the capital markets head on with aggressive price reductions last year, the question now turns to what will differentiate the ILS sector in 2014 and beyondRead more

TR Market Survey

Trading Risk Market Survey 2013

The convergence industry expects another rosy year according to the annual Trading Risk Market Survey, with investor inflows forecast to continue their momentum in 2013Read more

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