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Minister to ensure UK ‘at the cutting edge’ of ILS

The UK government remains committed to making London the ILS hub of choice, a senior Treasury minister has saidRead more


China Re: Panda Re paves the way for capital market transfer

State-owned reinsurance giant China Re has heralded the $50mn Panda Re, its debut catastrophe bond, as a first step in further catastrophe risk transfer to the capital marketsRead more


Twelve issues $18.9mn Dodeka VII cat bond lite

Swiss ILS fund Twelve Capital has issued its eighth cat bond lite, the $18.9mn Dodeka VII deal, taking its total volume of issuance from the Dodeka series this year to $77.55mnRead more


Willis: US wind ILW prices up 5-15%

US wind industry loss warranty (ILW) prices hardened over June this year, driven by increased demand from ILS funds and traditional reinsurers, according to Willis Re's 1st View reportRead more


Mariah Re liquidators lose appeal over tornado bond payout

Liquidators for Mariah Re have lost their court of appeal battle against bond sponsor American Family Mutual Insurance and service companies PCS and AIR WorldwideRead more


Collateralised re and sidecars grow $4bn in Q1

Alternative capital has increased by 3 percent over Q1 to $66bn, with collateralised reinsurance and sidecar growth offsetting a decline in cat bonds, according to Aon Benfield's latest reinsurance market outlookRead more


Acorn Re grows by 50% to $300mn

ABR Re role on Chubb book still to be determined

Ace to acquire Chubb for $28.3bn

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Mixed response to market softening from state buyers

The US state-backed hurricane insurance pools followed a mixed strategy in the 2015 reinsurance renewals as two of the top three lifted their risk transfer by a third compared to 2014, while the other dropped its cover by almost 20 percentRead more

ILS market takes 25% of 2014 premium from Florida top 10 reinsurance cedants

Alternative reinsurers and cat bond investors received $589mn in premiums ceded by the top 10 Florida personal and commercial residential insurers in 2014, according to data collected by Trading RiskRead more

The cost of Lloyd’s insurers: broking costs outweigh carrier expenses

Lloyd's may be seen as an expensive place to do business, but the Corporation's director of performance management Tom Bolt argued in a recent presentation that this idea is exaggeratedRead more

ILS solutions under Bermuda equivalency

For many European sponsors Bermuda is a favoured jurisdiction for conducting ILS businessRead more

Taking to the skies

The orthodox history of the convergence market revolution is that the catastrophe reinsurance establishment has been well and truly overturned by the growth of the broader ILS marketsRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Bruce Lucas

Bruce Lucas, CEO of Heritage P&C, tells Trading Risk that the Florida (re)insurance market has reached a healthy equilibriumRead more

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TR MC RT 2014

Trading Risk Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

"There's nothing to talk about!" is one of the most frequent complaints that I've heard at the past couple of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous. In retrospect, you have to ask whether this was wilful blindness or misdirectionRead more


TR MC RT 2013 cover

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 Sifma 2014

Trading Risk Sifma Rountable 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


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

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