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Analysts: Cat bonds to further strain Swiss Re

Swiss Re's cat bonds, which total $335mn, are likely to contribute to the group's third quarter losses, according to Jeffries Equity AnalystsRead more


Brown joins Swiss Re from GC Securities

Swiss Re has hired Jordan Brown from GC Securities as a vice president and ILS structurerRead more


Blue Capital takes 26% hit to NAV in September

Hurricanes Irma and Maria together with the Mexican earthquakes led Blue Capital's London-listed Alternative Income fund to report a 26 percent loss to net asset value (NAV) in September, the firm said todayRead more


Zurich pegs Harvey, Irma, Maria claims at $717mn

Zurich is anticipating claims of $717mn in the third quarter following the recent hurricane eventsRead more


Hamilton hires Munich Re’s Albo as CEO

Hamilton Insurance Group has hired Munich Re's Pina Albo to be its new CEORead more


JLT Re: Maria may change investor view of risk

JLT Re North America CEO Ed Hochberg has said the scale of insured losses from Hurricane Maria could result in ILS investors changing their view of risk and returnRead more


Ex-reinsurer duo launch ILS platform

XL Galileo cat bond suggests price rise

New Residential Re cat bond among first post-HIM ILS deals

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Reinsurance capital cushioned for HIM blow

The 2017 catastrophe losses may have come at a time when reinsurers' margins are suffering after years of rate cuts, but the industry's capital position is stronger than at any time since the 1970s, says JLT Re's global head of analytics David FlandroRead more

The keys to unlocking trapped collateral

Soft market conditions may have set the scene for longer potential collateral lock-ups after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, but early negotiations on settlements are still likely, market observers saidRead more

2017 challenges cat loss records

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) have put 2017 on course to become one of the insurance industry's most expensive years ever, with a high share of claims going to the reinsurance marketRead more

Puerto Rico loss falls to traditional market

Puerto Rico insured losses are likely to fall to a somewhat concentrated group of reinsurers including Lloyd's syndicates and Munich Re, according to regulatory filings analysed by sister publication The Insurance InsiderRead more

The reinsurance feedback loop

Reinsurance underwriters might have found themselves in the industry equivalent of the Christopher Nolan film Inception this year - unravelling a complicated loop of narrative threads spilling out from the nightmare losses of 2017Read more

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The Trading Floor Interview: Mirko Sartori

Taking on new perils may help ILS markets to compete outside the US, says the Generali executiveRead more

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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 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 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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