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28 May 2017

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April ILS returns drop amid minor impact from US storms

Average ILS fund returns came to 0.15 percent in April, down significantly year-on-year, as US storm losses during the month had a "slight impact" on some fundsRead more


UPC raises $1.9bn private reinsurance; 70% collateralised

UPC Insurance has more reinsurance in place for the 2017 hurricane season than in any previous year after placing a $1.9bn cascading programme in the open market that features 70 percent collateralised participationRead more


NFIP reform plan has ILS requirement

US Representative Sean Duffy of Wisconsin has put forward a proposal to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that contains a condition for the scheme to transfer risk to the private market within a set timeframeRead more


US storm losses reach hundreds of millions

Economic losses caused by recent severe weather in the US are expected reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the latest Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting reportRead more


NOAA predicts above-average hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season stands a 45 percent chance of recording above-normal activityRead more


Markel Catco raises $45.9mn through public share issuance

Markel Catco has raised gross proceeds of $45.9mn after issuing 35.6 million new ordinary shares in its Catco Reinsurance Opportunities Fund, according to a London Stock Exchange announcementRead more


Avatarís Casablanca Re cat bond falls to $87.7mn

Alamo Re set to close at $400mn

Sagoo to head Legal & Generalís pension risk transfer team

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ILS share of top Florida reinsurance cessions shifts in 2016

Collateralised reinsurers and ILS investors received $612mn in ceded premiums from the top 10 Florida insurers in 2016, a drop of 6 percent from $654mn the previous year, according to data collected by Trading RiskRead more

Alternus facility boosts scale of Nephilaís primary strategy

Nephila's new facility with Marsh will help to kick-start growth of the fund manager's US insurance book, with the deal much more significant in size than its previous arrangement with AmwinsRead more

Slowdown in US P&C insurance rates

US commercial P&C rates continued to decrease in Q1 although the pace of softening slowed, according to the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB)Read more

Record cat bond issuance for Q1 2017

The first quarter of 2017 produced a record volume of ILS issuance for an opening quarter, as competitive pricing drew sponsors to the marketRead more

Stoking the decoupling debate

Back in 2013-2014 when the cat bond market was last booming the way it is right now, the boisterous volumes of issuance prompted a bit of philosophising over whether ILS rates had "decoupled" from the traditional marketRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Simon Kirby

Simon Kirby, UK City Minister, believes that London could provide a ‘gold standard' for ILS transactionsRead more

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TRIG spring 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2017

Trading Risk was first launched in 2008 just before the crux of the financial crisis - a period that was ultimately to boost the fortunes of the ILS market, as it showed the value of a truly non-correlating asset classRead 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 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

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