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28 September 2016

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Rising cat bond prices bolster August ILS returns

ILS funds gained 0.86 percent on average in August, as a rising cat bond market and largely loss-free month boosted returns, according to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers IndexRead more

CEA grows policy portfolio

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) grew its number of in-force policies by 3 percent in the first eight months of 2016, as it sold nearly twice the amount of new policies bought throughout the full-year 2015Read more

RBS insurance allocation grows in 2015

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) pension fund reported an increased insurance allocation in the second half of 2015 due to the falling pound, according to its latest annual reportRead more

Scor contests CCR ruling on state cat guarantee

Scor said it planned to appeal the European Commission's ruling that the state guarantee provided to French reinsurer Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (CCR) complied with EU market rulesRead more

Flooding catastrophe declared in NSW

Flooding in central New South Wales has been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), with industry losses expected to be in the tens of millions of dollarsRead more

Fema targets multi-year reinsurance cover from 2017

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) has completed a small reinsurance risk transfer deal with three major reinsurers as it prepares to set up a larger risk transfer programme in 2017Read more

AIG picks up ex Chubb reinsurance buyer

Scales syndicate looking to ILS funds for 1.1 launch

2016 cat losses hit Lloyd’s H1 result

News analysis

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Varied Q2 impact on cat specialists

Second quarter catastrophe losses had a patchy impact on reinsurers' fee income from managed capitalRead more

Weather risk – a new frontier?

Weather risk has come back into the ILS spotlight with the launch of a Market Re private cat bond that uses a parametric trigger to cover a warm European winter eventRead more

Reinsurers make retro recoveries in Q2

The varied, international nature of second quarter catastrophe events has made reinsurer sidecars the most likely source of losses for the ILS market, as the vehicles help to keep the earnings hit for carriers to a manageable levelRead more

Sidecar returns slow after loss-struck Q2

Reinsurer sidecars delivered average increases in fair value of 1.95 percent for the three months from February to April, down from a 2.5 percent average return posted in the same period last year, according to Trading Risk calculationsRead more

A throw of the dice

The grand Monte Carlo casino is one of a number of entertainment options open to the horde of reinsurance executives about to descend upon Monaco for the annual Rendez-VousRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Andre Perez

Horseshoe Group founder Andre Perez tells Trading Risk why he'd like to see the ILS market lever upRead more

Research & Supplements

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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

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 Sifma 2014

Trading Risk Sifma Roundtable 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

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