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17 December 2017

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XL Catlin partners with Gallatin Point Capital

XL Catlin has formed a partnership with private investment firm Gallatin Point Capital LLC as part of a move to expand its alternative capital capabilities, Trading Risk understandsRead more


LGT converts Collateralised Re into A rated Lumen Re

LGT ILS Partners has transformed Bermudian reinsurance vehicle Collateralised Re into a rated entity called Lumen Re which has been assigned an insurer financial strength rating of "A" by AM BestRead more


Citizens anticipates 8% rate rise

Florida's state-backed carrier Citizens has planned for an 8 percent rise in its private risk-transfer costs in 2018, following this year's global catastrophe lossesRead more


California wildfire losses to cost hundreds of millions

Insured losses from the six southern Californian wildfires will reach at least into the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an Impact Forecasting reportRead more


XL Catlin’s Wenzel moves to Gallatin Point Capital

XL Catlin's head of alternative capital Craig Wenzel has moved to private investment firm Gallatin Point Capital, according to sourcesRead more


UPC closes $150mn debt deal

Florida carrier United Insurance Holdings (UPC Insurance) said its $150mn public debt offering which closed yesterday would enable the company to participate in future opportunitiesRead more


Merchant Navy pension scheme agrees £490mn L&G buy-in

Wildfire Thomas now 30% contained

PIC agrees £100mn buy-in with three Pirelli pension schemes

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State Farm, Allstate among wildfire-exposed carriers

A small number of personal lines insurers are among those most exposed to the Californian wildfires that occurred last monthRead more

Reinsurers call on retro partners to manage Q3 loss hit

Third quarter catastrophe losses represented a 7 to 14 percent hit to the shareholders' equity of global reinsurers, with major catastrophe writers such as Everest Re, Lloyd's of London, Lancashire and RenaissanceRe the most severely affectedRead more

Sizeable Q3 loss hit for Florida private market

Four of the listed Florida insurers have ceded more than $1.2bn of third quarter catastrophe claims to their reinsurers, based on estimates from their quarterly disclosuresRead more

US homeowners’ rates to rise but RoEs still sagging

US homeowners' insurance premiums are forecast to expand by 2 percent to $93bn in 2017, but underlying returns on equity (RoEs) from the business are still deteriorating, according to Aon BenfieldRead more

Can beta products outsmart the brokers?

Smart beta products seem to be the flavour of the monthRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Mirko Sartori

Taking on new perils may help ILS markets to compete outside the US, says the Generali executiveRead more

Research & Supplements

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TR Monte Carlo RT 2017

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2017

For the first time in years, finding a subject to talk about was not a problem at the industry's annual gathering in Monte Carlo. Hurricane Irma was the topic on everyone's minds as the storm battered Florida on the Sunday evening of the Rendez-VousRead 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 Investor Guide H2 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H2 2017

Florida is truly the reinsurance market's risk hothouse. Its coastline produces the bulk of the ILS market's exposure, and Florida risks still squeeze out more profit for reinsurers than many other lines of businessRead more

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