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1 October 2016

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Early manoeuvres underway in retro market

Continuing pressure for broader peril coverage is expected to be one of the themes of the upcoming retro renewals at 1 January, as a handful of buyers made early steps towards securing capacityRead more


Aon Securities names new London head

Aon Securities has appointed Darren Bailey to lead the company's London-based capital markets business, replenishing its UK operation after losing two staff from the unit earlier this summerRead more


Stone Ridge funds up 4% to $4.95bn

Stone Ridge Asset Management's three reinsurance funds grew 4 percent in its last quarterly reporting period to reach $4.95bn by the end of July, up from the $4.76bn recorded at the end of AprilRead more


Increase in cat bond upsizing in Q3

Cat bond upsizing climbed to new heights for the past year in the third quarter as the $925mn in final quarterly volume of public 144a ILS transactions came in at almost three times the $350mn originally targetedRead more


Cat bond spreads dip below 4%

Cat bond spreads dropped below 4 percent on a loss-free basis by the end of September, according to RMS, as rates continued to edge below yields recorded in 2015 and 2014Read more


Solvency II to boost life ILS market: funds

Solvency II could drive increased activity in the life ILS sector as insurance companies are forced to hold more capital and look at ways of de-risking that capital, according to leading life expertsRead more


144a market will ‘react like an accordion’

BI covers will respond to Jubilee loss: Tullow

RBS insurance allocation grows in 2015

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Modellers rethink California quake correlation risk

Recent research has overturned the traditional assumption that there is no correlation between earthquake risk along the northern and southern parts of the San Andreas Fault in CaliforniaRead more

Analysts pessimistic on reinsurance rate floor

Equity analysts suggested that reinsurers were being optimistic in talking up the prospect of the market finding a pricing floor in 2017, as they warned carriers might have to wait another year for flat renewalsRead more

The Monte Carlo rate debate

Reinsurers sought to declare that the market was nearing a pricing floor as the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous kicked off the traditional lead-up to the January renewal seasonRead more

Technology to disrupt reinsurance sector

The (re)insurance industry faces disruption and disintermediation as a result of new technologies, reinsurers warned at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous last monthRead more

Layering up

The reinsurance industry is dominated by talk of disruptive threats, cutting out loops in the supply chains and getting "closer to the risk"Read 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 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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