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5 March 2015

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Amwins facility to expand Nephila's insurance exposure

Nephila Capital has teamed up with Amwins on a follow-form underwriting facility to provide capacity for all risk-property coverage on business placed by the US wholesale brokerRead more


Cat cover not a focus for ABR Re

ABR Re, the new joint venture between Ace and BlackRock, will limit its participation on catastrophe reinsurance business as it focuses on longer-tail linesRead more


East Lane Re upsizes to $250mn and prices at mid-point

Chubb's latest East Lane Re bond has upsized by 11 percent to $250mn as pricing settled in the middle of initial forecastsRead more


State Farm returns to market with $300mn Merna Re bond

US insurer State Farm is seeking $300mn of US quake risk cover through its latest Merna Re bond, Trading Risk understandsRead more


ILS Fund Services assets under administration at $3bn

ILS Fund Services announced today (4 March) that its assets under administration have grown to $3bn and the company now provides services to 27 ILS fundsRead more


Scor, RGA and Sun Life reveal first Canadian longevity deal

Bell Canada (BCE) pension plan has completed a major longevity risk transfer deal which will transfer almost C$5bn of risk to Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Scor Global Life and RGA CanadaRead more


Hiscox CEO: Kiskadee now “top of the second division”

Aspen executive among Sequant Re hires

Pension risk transfer volumes double to £38bn in 2014

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ILS funds scaling cat premium leaderboard

Reinsurance carriers are increasingly emphasising the importance of scale, as XL-Catlin and PartnerRe-Axis have unveiled merger plans that will propel them into the top 10 and top five respectively by premium baseRead more

Top European reinsurance cessions fall 8% in 2013

Non-life reinsurance premiums ceded by Europe's 20 largest cedants in 2013 declined by 8 percent year-on-year to EUR39.2bn, according to a report published by AM BestRead more

New $1bn demand hoped for in Florida

Participants in the Florida reinsurance market are expecting some $800mn-$1bn of new demand to emerge from expansive take-out companies in the 1 June renewals this yearRead more

M&A rush sparks fresh reinsurance demand fears

Reinsurance brokers and carriers fear that the recent flurry of M&A activity in the sector may cause further reductions in demandRead more

Taking flight

ILS fund managers have often critiqued the reinsurance industry's cost base, so it's not surprising to hear them borrowing comparisons from the aviation market to illustrate their value propositionRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Erik Manning

Erik Manning, managing director of alternative solutions at Markel, explains why he thinks a defensive response to alternative capital could pay off better for reinsurers than aggressionRead 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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