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29 November 2014

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AQR recruits Habay from JLT Re

AQR Capital Management has hired former JLT Re broker Greg Habay for a new role focused on fundraising for the firm's reinsurance strategies, Trading Risk has learnedRead more


London-listed Blue Capital fund adds $21mn

The London-listed Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund has raised gross proceeds of $21.2mn from its latest share placement, the company announced this afternoon (28 November)Read more


American Strategic claims erode large chunk of Gator Re deductible

American Strategic Insurance Group has notified investors that its total losses for 2014 have reached 75 percent of the way to the attachment point for its Gator Re cat bond, Trading Risk understandsRead more


October ILS fund gains average 0.61 percent

The average ILS fund gained 0.61 percent in October, as measured by the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index, as returns slowed from the September figure of 0.86 percentRead more


Zenkyoren seeks new top-layer cover from $200m Nakama Re cat bond

Japanese mutual insurer Zenkyoren has returned to the cat bond market with another Nakama Re issuance, its second deal of the year, Trading Risk understandsRead more


US insurance buyers looking for alternatives

Marsh estimated that global insurance pricing fell by 2.8 percent during the third quarter of 2014 as increasingly competitive market conditions continued to exert downwards pressure on rates, in its latest "Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing"Read more


Amlin to pay $29mn for Leadenhall buy-in

Oppenheimer’s ILS fund reports 6.43% annual gain

Blackstone Alternative Multi-Manager fund exits ILS

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Short-tail reinsurers look outside cat for growth

The catastrophe specialists among the peer group of short-tail Bermudian reinsurers tracked by The Insurance Insider's Data Room focused on other business lines to deliver top-line premium growth in the third quarterRead more

Sector spotlight: Cyber

With fresh data breaches hitting the headlines on a daily basis, cyber risk insurance is becoming increasingly difficult to ignoreRead more

Challenges await ILS funds that target primary space

The primary US insurance market could open up greater potential volumes of business to the growing ILS sector but there are several challenges ahead for funds trying to access this marketRead more

‘Fund-surers’ not the way forward: Seo

Fermat Capital co-founder John Seo said ILS funds should not try to mimic the reinsurance model because they would not be able to "outdo Munich Re or Swiss Re at their own game"Read more

Refining the recipe

Do other industries talk about pie as much as the reinsurance sector?Read more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Erik Manning

Erik Manning, managing director of alternative solutions at Markel, explains why he thinks a defensive response to alternative capital could pay off better for reinsurers than aggressionRead more

Research & Supplements

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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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