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25 July 2017

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Fermat concludes EUR10mn private debt deal with Gefion

Fermat Capital Management has invested in a EUR10mn ($11.7mn) private subordinated debt placement by Danish non-life insurer Gefion InsuranceRead more

Changes to London ILS framework welcomed

ILS market practitioners have welcomed changes made to the final proposals for a UK ILS framework, but noted that further key details on how the rules will be applied are yet to emergeRead more

Swiss Re covers Bansabadell Vida’s life book for EUR684mn

Swiss Re has signed up to reinsure Spanish life insurer Bansabadell Vida's individual life risk portfolio for a commission of EUR683.7mn ($797mn)Read more

Mexican IBRD cat bond prices at lower end of guidance

All three layers of the Mexican government's latest cat bond have priced at the lowest end of previously reported guidance, as the deal closed at $360mn - making it the largest ILS deal to benefit the country's Fonden natural disaster fund to dateRead more

Everest Re lifts top line as Mt Logan stabilises

Everest Re reported a 17 percent year-on-year jump in gross written premium during the second quarter, which reached $1.6bn, as its reinsurance top line rose 14 percent with insurance business up 25 percentRead more

Credit Suisse leads top 10 ILS growth

The top 10 ILS managers lifted their assets under management (AuM) by 8 percent in the first half of 2017, taking the group's collective capital base to $56.5bn, according to Trading Risk recordsRead more

Deutsche Asset Management closes ILS vehicle

Sidecar ranks shrink as Scor and PartnerRe let vehicles lapse

PGGM adds ILS investment manager

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Sponsors command ILS market in Q2

The cat bond market was firmly in the hands of sponsors in the second quarter, with volumes setting a record in a frenetic period that pushed ILS pricing to new lowsRead more

ILS H1 returns continue to trail 2016

Average returns posted by a group of cat bond funds came to 0.68 percent in the second quarter of 2017, taking year-to-date gains to 1.36 percentRead more

Mixed bag in mid-year renewals

Reinsurance and retro buyers obtained further rate reductions at the 1 July renewals, although Australian catastrophe losses led to isolated price increasesRead more

European cat bond sponsors rethink collateral structures

European ILS sponsors and arrangers need to weigh up a number of considerations as they consider alternative collateral arrangements, write Robert Cannon and Matt Feig at CadwaladerRead more

Self-steering reinsurance

The ILS market has well and truly put its foot on the accelerator this year - with cat bond volumes setting new records and ILS managers competing hard in FloridaRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Karen Clark

Catastrophe modelling pioneer Karen Clark tells us why she thinks reinsurers could still be vulnerable to surprise hurricane lossesRead more

Research & Supplements

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TRIG spring 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2017

Trading Risk was first launched in 2008 just before the crux of the financial crisis - a period that was ultimately to boost the fortunes of the ILS market, as it showed the value of a truly non-correlating asset classRead 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 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

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