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25 August 2016

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CPPIB among Ascot bidders: reports

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is among the bidders in talks to acquire Lloyd's insurer Ascot from part-owner AIG and management, according to reportsRead more

Azzurro expected to avoid Italian earthquake loss

A major earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 am local time overnight, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread damageRead more

MGA tie-in crucial to American Coastal deal

The merger between United Insurance Holdings and American Coastal creates growth opportunities but there are questions over sourcing business after an exclusive deal with American Coastal's production partner expires, according to JMP analyst Matt CarlettiRead more

Louisiana insurer may draw on per-risk cover after floods

Louisiana insurer Maison Insurance Company - a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed 1347 Property Insurance Holdings - said that it could make reinsurance recoveries under its per-risk cover as a result of recent floodingRead more

AP2’s alternative investments yield 5.5%

Swedish state pension fund AP2 said its alternative investments generated a return of 5.5 percent for the first half of 2016, outstripping the fund's performance as a wholeRead more

Retro broker McDowell to lead Willis Re Bermuda

Aon Benfield retro broker Chris McDowell is leaving the firm to take up the CEO role at Willis Re Bermuda from 2017, Trading Risk can revealRead more

Belize receives $0.3mn CCRIF flood payout

IAG claims from east coast storms rise

Lottoland renews EUR100mn reinsurance deal

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Q2 cat bond volumes halve as supply concerns continue

Cat bond spreads fell in response to sparse new issuance in the second quarter, but some market participants tipped that this could create a brighter outlook towards year-endRead more

Brexit could provide minor ILS boost

Brexit market volatility could give a minor boost of $1bn-$2bn to investor inflows into the ILS market, Fermat Capital Management co-founder John Seo saidRead more

Sidecar returns slow after loss-struck Q2

Reinsurer sidecars delivered average increases in fair value of 1.95 percent for the three months from February to April, down from a 2.5 percent average return posted in the same period last year, according to Trading Risk calculationsRead more

Gator Re looks ‘concerning’ but overall risk little changed

News that Gator Re is almost 70 percent of the way to reaching its trigger point has put aggregate modelling back in the spotlightRead more

The quarter-life crisis

Is the ILS market feeling old before its time?Read more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Richard Pennay

Rewire Securities co-founder Richard Pennay says that expanding cat bond coverage to more closely match reinsurance will help it competeRead more

Research & Supplements

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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

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 Sifma 2014

Trading Risk Sifma Roundtable 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

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