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Generali lifts Lion Re target to EUR180mn

Generali has lifted the target size for its Lion Re cat bond from EUR150mn to EUR180mn-EUR190mn, as indicative pricing on the deal softened by 14 percent, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Heritage seeks more Citrus Re cat bond cover

Floridian insurer Heritage P&C is seeking to raise another $50mn in reinsurance cover through an additional issuance under its Citrus Re cat bond programme as it is set to close its first deal at $150mnRead more

Everest Re scales up Kilimanjaro cat bond to $450mn as pricing drops

Everest Re has added another $200mn to the target size for its first cat bond Kilimanjaro Re as indicative spreads on the deal softened by 9 percent, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Lloyd’s will embrace convergence trend

The Corporation of Lloyd's said in its latest three year plan that it will embrace the trend for growth in the convergence market, but that its presence in the property catastrophe reinsurance market could shrink in the futureRead more

US cat losses reach $2.2bn in Q1: PCS

Six US catastrophe events generated $2.2bn in insured losses during the first quarter of 2014, according to a Q1 catastrophe review from Property Claim Services (PCS)Read more

Aspen highlights “strategic mismatch” with Endurance

Aspen Insurance Holdings has launched a wide-ranging attack on Endurance's $3.2bn bid to acquire the Bermudian (re)insurer, arguing that the pairing would be a "strategic mismatch"Read more

WCMA adds staff in London and Asia

ILS targets energy insurance market

Broader ILS investor base allows for rotating bench

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Lane: 2013 soft market shows up in tail risk

Comparing two recent soft markets in ILS - northern hemisphere spring 2011 and autumn 2013 - highlights the need to consider other ways of measuring risk than on a straightforward multiple basis, according to a recent report from Lane FinancialRead more

Vickers: no significant capital markets role at Japan renewals

Capital market carriers did not really make inroads into the Japanese market at the 1 April renewals, Willis Re International chairman James Vickers told Trading RiskRead more

April sets tone for aggressive mid-year renewal

Premiums softened by more than expected at the 1 April reinsurance renewals as reinsurers showed they were not prepared to be beaten on price by alternative capital, brokers saidRead more

Industry hails casualty convergence 'revolution'

As two reinsurance vehicles backed by asset managers moved closer to launch this month, casualty market participants are speculating that these new start-ups may lead to a similar revolution to that which has transformed the property cat sectorRead more

Decoupling and recoupling

Earlier this year we covered a speech from Scor CEO Denis Kessler, in which he suggested that the ILS market had been fuelled by ultra-low interest rates - and that the end of quantitative easing in the US would lessen the sector's appealRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor: Chin Liu, Pioneer Investments

Chin Liu tells Trading Risk that he worries ILS returns may be tracking fixed income classes as institutional investors take a greater direct role in the marketRead more

Research & Supplements

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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 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 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

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2012

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2012

If there was one common talking point at the 2012 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, it was possibly how little there was to talk about - unless you were in convergenceRead more

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