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22 December 2014

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MultiCat Mexico bond may avoid loss from Hurricane Odile

Investors in the $100mn Class C tranche of the MultiCat Mexico 2012 cat bond might be safe from a 50 percent loss after the National Hurricane Center (NHC) released new data suggesting that Hurricane Odile may not be a triggering eventRead more

Munich Re lists $290mn Eden Re II sidecar notes

Munich Re has listed $290mn of debt notes from its Eden Re II sidecar on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, filings showRead more

Securis gets Lloyd’s fund up and running for 2015

Securis has signed up to support a number of Lloyd's syndicates through its new Lloyd's Capital Provision fund, the firm told Trading RiskRead more

Pine River terminates reinsurance start-up

Pine River Capital Management and Allied World have decided to disband their proposed start-up reinsurer after failing to secure an A- rating from AM Best, sources told sister publication The Insurance InsiderRead more

Atlanticlux completes Anima deal on private basis

Fitch Ratings has withdrawn its preliminary rating on the Anima Re value-in-force life insurance securitisation after the sponsor Atlanticlux completed the deal on a private basisRead more

CFTC exempts ILS from commodity pool regulations

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a letter giving insurance-linked securities issuers an exemption from new regulations surrounding commodity pool operators (CPOs)Read more

Aspen expands Silverton sidecar to $85mn

Barbican-Credit Suisse may aim for full Lloyd’s syndicate

Third Point Re to wind down cat fund and invest in Hiscox's Kiskadee

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2014 cat bonds: setting new records

In a memorable year for the cat bond market, 2014 brought forth both the largest ever transaction and the lowest coupon deal amid a number of other milestonesRead more

Reinsurers as fund managers: stacking up the expense ratios

The operational expense base of some of the industry's largest reinsurers equates to about 10 percent of their shareholders' equity, analysis of their 2013 annual results showsRead more

Convergence Q&A: Cascading cover

Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Short-tail reinsurers look outside cat for growth

The catastrophe specialists among the peer group of short-tail Bermudian reinsurers tracked by The Insurance Insider's Data Room focused on other business lines to deliver top-line premium growth in the third quarterRead more

Christmas buffets

Earlier this week, after breaking the news that Montpelier Re was making overtures to potential bidders, The Insurance Insider editor Mark Geoghegan tweeted that one of our bird-watching colleagues should keep his binoculars handy as it seemed it was "mating season" in BermudaRead more

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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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