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Swiss Re reports cat losses of $4.7bn for 2017

Swiss Re has estimated that its net catastrophe losses in 2017 will be $4.7bn, with $400mn added from the California wildfires in the fourth quarterRead more

Perils puts final Doris estimate at EUR248mn

Perils has put its final loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Doris at EUR248mn ($305.4mn)Read more

Citrus cat bond investors set for $104.4mn loss

Floridian carrier Heritage Insurance Holdings expects to reclaim $104.4mn from several tranches of its Citrus Re cat bond issuances following Hurricane Irma, Trading Risk has learnedRead more

UPC alters quota share panel as it lines up June renewals

United Insurance Holdings (UPC) lined up a new panel of quota share providers in January, as the firm said it had already renewed some of its loss-hit reinsurance layers ahead of the 1 June renewalRead more

Alleghany’s Pillar loss reduced after Q4 profit

Alleghany took a $1.7mn loss during the full year from its investment in Pillar Capital, as a fourth quarter profit of $1.2mn from the Bermudian ILS manager partly offset third quarter lossesRead more

Nakama 2018-1 cat bond expands to $700mn

Zenkyoren's Nakama Re 2018-1 cat bond has more than doubled over the course of marketing to reach $700mn, after being marketed with an initial size of $250mn, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Nationwide cat bond suffers $121mn loss

PartnerRe falls to Q4 operating loss on wildfire claims

Scor P&C earnings rise 94% in Q4

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Side pocketing aids fundraising post-HIM

Abuse of side pockets in the financial crisis - when hedge funds locked in investors to avoid having to sell off discounted assets - has made the practice less palatable in the wider financial marketsRead more

Brokers: reinsurers pushed back on 1.1 rate increases

A smooth reloading of ILS capital and a glut of capacity contributed to catastrophe reinsurance rates rising by less than reinsurers had pushed for following last year's losses, brokers said in early post-renewals reportsRead more

New sponsors take 2017 cat bond issuance to $11.1bn

Cat bond volumes reached $11.1bn in 2017, according to Trading Risk records, as new sponsors Validus Re and Covea wrapped up fourth quarter deals in a record year for issuanceRead more

Sidecar traffic jam: but will reinsurer vehicles last the course?

There was a fresh surge of reinsurer sidecar launches during the January renewals, in a signal that further carriers are belatedly recognising the value of managing third-party capitalRead more

Chasing the tail

Is catastrophe risk as exotic as the reinsurance industry thinks it is?Read more

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The Trading Floor Interview: Luca Tres

Luca Tres, head of life at Securis, says the life ILS sector needs to steer clear of leveraged asset plays, which could fail if the wider markets collapseRead more

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TRIG H1 2018

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2018

It was a rough 2017 for investors in ILS, as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria swept through the Atlantic. But 2018 has offered some uplift to yields from the sector, drawing new capital to the marketRead more

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 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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