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USAA set for $90mn cat bond recoveries after winter losses

Several low-lying aggregate tranches of Residential Re cat bonds are expected to pay out to USAA after the insurer's winter storm losses took its annual covered losses to $1.03bn, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Symantec-backed firm launches cyber risk model

San Francisco-based CyberCube Analytics has launched a cyber risk modelling platform that it established with backing from computer security software maker SymantecRead more

Essent Group issues $424mn of mortgage-linked securities

Essent Group announced today that it has issued $424.4mn of mortgage insurance notes to protect its subsidiary Essent GuarantyRead more

Japanese cat renewals fail to exact rate rise

Pricing on Japanese catastrophe programmes has been flat in the latest renewals, despite attempts from reinsurers to leverage the 2017 cat losses to secure improved termsRead more

LGT hires Borgia from Aon Benfield

LGT ILS Partners has hired Philip Borgia from Aon Benfield to join its deal sourcing and analysis team, the company confirmedRead more

Sanders Re cat bond upsizes to $500mn as pricing drops

Allstate's Sanders Re 2018-1 cat bond has expanded by 25 percent to $500mn, as pricing dropped to 550 basis points, the lower boundary of the initial guidance rangeRead more

Millette: ILS capital raise driven up by early Maria estimate

Lloyd's says interest strong for ILS Central Fund deal

Lloyd's reports 2bn loss for 2017

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Irma LAEs the next Florida worry?

Florida insurers are running up high costs of settling claims linked to Hurricane Irma, as loss adjustment expense levels reach roughly 20 percent or more of total claims, sources have told Trading RiskRead more

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

Hedging off: ILS retro strategies in spotlight after 2017 losses

If ILS capital is designed to be the ultimate home for catastrophe risk, how far should asset managers look to hedge their investors' bets?Read 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

Distress signals

In the past week, several signs of distress have been emerging in the (re)insurance industry, which had seemed to rebound so quickly from last year's catastrophesRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Daniel Stander

Opportunities abound for investors willing to embrace the resilience gap, according to RMS global managing director Daniel StanderRead 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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