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23 January 2017

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Berkshire Hathaway agrees biggest-ever legacy deal for AIG

AIG and Berkshire Hathaway have agreed the largest ever legacy risk transfer deal for the property and casualty reinsurance market, transferring up to $20bn of riskRead more

Guy Carp picks up Florida broker from Willis

Guy Carpenter has recruited Willis Re broker Ken Vincent to join its Tampa, Florida office, Trading Risk has learnedRead more

Matthew, NZ quake impact Markel Catco’s 2016 returns

Markel Catco said that claims from last year's Hurricane Matthew and the Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake had each taken 1 percentage point off its returns for 2016Read more

Tennessee wildfire claims mount

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) said insurance claims from the Sevier County, Tennessee wildfires in November have reached $842mnRead more

Legal & General beefs up pensions risk team

Legal & General's pensions risk transfer division has appointed Chris DeMarco as managing director of UK and Costas Yiasoumi as head of core businessRead more

Aon deal on partial Hewitt sell-down imminent: reports

Aon is reportedly close to announcing a sale of part of the Hewitt business it acquired in 2009Read more

Vitality Re prices at lowest end of target range

RFIB launches Limehouse MGA to build on alternative risk transfer

Longevity swaps could resolve pension scheme holes

News analysis

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Sidecar returns drop to low teens

Annualised sidecar returns dropped to the low teens towards the end of 2016, as the softening market and catastrophe losses took a toll on performanceRead more

Alternative capital expansion slows as traditional growth returns

Alternative market reinsurance capital intakes slowed in 2016, but the sector's rate of growth still outpaced the traditional market, brokers estimated in their reports on the 1 January renewalsRead more

Pushback on softer retro conditions at 1/1

Retrocession and US property catastrophe rates moved closer to flattening out at the 1 January renewalsRead more

2016: a year of experimentation for the cat bond market

It has been a sponsors' market in 2016, with undersupply meaning reinsurers have been able to exceed target sizes and secure favourable pricingRead more


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Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Richard Lowther

Richard Lowther, chief operating officer at Hiscox Re Insurance Linked Strategies, says hybrid reinsurer ILS managers are upping their game, but some can do more to appeal to investorsRead more

Research & Supplements

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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 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

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 Awards 2015

Trading Risk Awards 2015

We have a running joke in the Trading Risk newsroom that we should shake up our annual awards by introducing a new category for the best cat bond title of the yearRead more

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