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20 February 2017

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South Korea fund ponders expanded ILS allocation: reports

A South Korean pension fund is considering significantly expanding its allocation to the ILS sector, according to local media reportsRead more

Narrower loss expected for Gator Re cat bond

Investors in the Gator Re cat bond are now expecting to lose $17mn-$18mn of their $200mn capital, a minor improvement from the previous $20mn anticipated loss, sources saidRead more

Lancashire adds to Kinesis limit for 2017

Lancashire said it had deployed slightly more limit through its Kinesis vehicle in 2017 than last year, after posting a minor dip in income from the asset management unit in 2016Read more

AIG halves retention on property cat reinsurance

AIG halved the trigger point of its US property catastrophe reinsurance programme from $3bn to $1.5bn, the insurer disclosed as it reported fourth quarter resultsRead more

Arcus Syndicate adds former Lloyd’s exec

Credit Suisse-backed Arcus Syndicate 1856 has added former Lloyd's executive Gary Delaney to its team as syndicate managerRead more

Orchid ties up with Spinnaker to target US coastal market

Orchid Underwriters has set up a partnership with programme insurer Spinnaker to offer admitted insurance cover to US coastal homeownersRead more

Axis Re CEO Nichols resigns

RMS hires McKinsey director as president

December storms lift IAG aggregate loss

News analysis

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Rise of private cat bonds prompts liquidity fears

Private cat bond placements have become increasingly common in recent years, but the popularity of these somewhat opaque transactions has been coupled with concerns over their impact on the market's liquidityRead more

RMS update shows 8-10% lower risk view at ILS levels

An update to RMS's medium-term hurricane model will result in 8-10 percent reductions to projected annual average losses from US hurricanes for the typical cat bond market risk level of 1-in-100- or 250-year return periodsRead more

Hannover’s K among growing sidecars

Hannover Re was among the reinsurers to top up on retro through expanded sidecar placements in the January renewalsRead more

Higher mortality rates stall longevity swap market

Some UK pension funds are delaying making decisions on longevity swaps because of a recent increase in pensioner mortality rates, sources have told Trading RiskRead more

The Pantone scale of the ILS market

Convergence may be a preferred term for the ILS markets, but arguably it is becoming just as much of a misnomer for today's industry as the now outmoded "alternative reinsurance"Read more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Dan Knipe

The head of life investments at Leadenhall Capital Partners, Dan Knipe, tells us why banking and regulatory changes are creating life ILS opportunitiesRead more

Research & Supplements

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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 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 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

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