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2 September 2014

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S&P: Reinsurers’ cat exposure remains steady

Reinsurers modestly increased their exposure to more frequent (one-in-20-year) catastrophe losses in 2012-2013, but their exposure to more severe disasters remains in line with previous years, Standard & Poor's (S&P) said in a report released today (1 September)Read more

AM Best argues Hedge Fund Re model can work

AM Best said that the hedge fund reinsurance (HFR) model should succeed if executed properly, albeit with the potential for greater volatility than a traditional reinsurance strategyRead more

$150mn Golden State Re earthquake bond renewal launches

The California State Compensation Insurance Fund is seeking to renew its Golden State Re earthquake bond, Trading Risk understandsRead more

ILS funds gain 0.4 percent in July

Average ILS fund returns totalled 0.4 percent in July, the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers index showsRead more

Credit Suisse puts insured losses from Napa quake at $1.5bn

The ILS team at Credit Suisse Asset Management estimated that insured losses from Sunday's Napa earthquake would reach about $1.5bn, according to a regulatory announcement from London-listed ILS fund DCG IrisRead more

Swiss Re: H1 nat-cat claims fall 9.5% to $19bn

Natural catastrophes cost the insurance industry around $19bn in the first half of 2014, down $2bn or 9.5 percent from last year, Swiss Re said in its latest Sigma study released today (27 August)Read more

Stern leaves Deutsche for Willkie Farr

RGA completes EUR12bn longevity deal for Delta Lloyd

Golub Capital Re shelved as hedge fund reinsurance wave slows

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Aggregate cat bonds: the model variations

In this special project, Trading Risk worked with modelling agencies to highlight the range of expected loss outcomes from cascading annual aggregate cat bondsRead more

Bermudians lift retroceded premium by $130mn in Q1

Bermudian reinsurers have taken advantage of falling rates and ceded a significantly higher proportion of their business to retro writers in the first quarter of 2014, according to analysis from sister publication Inside DataRead more

State hurricane pools expand reinsurance cover

As the property cat reinsurance market continues to soften, many state-backed US insurance pools are significantly expanding their levels of coverRead more

Convergence market Q&A

In our monthly column, Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Pausing for breath

While most people in the northern hemisphere are on alert for barbecue weather this summer, reinsurance executives will be on a different type of weather watch - closely tracking tropical storm updates for potential threats to their portfoliosRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Marc Lauricella

Marc Lauricella, broker at TigerRisk Partners, specialises in the Florida market. He tells Trading Risk how Florida cedants are forcing carriers to become more bespokeRead more

Research & Supplements

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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

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 RT

Trading Risk Sifma Roundtable 2013

This was our inaugural Sifma roundtable, hosted during what turned out to be a bumper conference for the industry with a record level of participants taking over the hotel corridors to debate the growing prominence and power of alternative market capacityRead more

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