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21 October 2014

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Ace’s BlackRock deal could be “archetype” for other primary vehicles

Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan said the proposed reinsurance joint venture between Ace and fund manager BlackRock could alter how other major primary carriers buy reinsuranceRead more


Allianz: reinsurance spend now a capital management tool, not a trading activity

The trend for large insurers to manage their reinsurance spend centrally is undeniable and a "one-way ticket" to change, Allianz Re CEO Amer Ahmed told delegates at the Guy Carpenter Baden-Baden symposium yesterday (19 October)Read more


Duperreault: future carriers will “all be doing the same thing”

Hamilton Insurance Group CEO Brian Duperreault said that insurers and reinsurers will evolve to look even more similar in the future as the industry stops dividing along lines of pure cedants and carriersRead more


Fermat: ILS investors not turning away from lower returns

Fermat Capital Management co-founder John Seo said the ILS fund manager has halved its guidance to investors on possible net returns, but that it had seen little turnover amongst its client base as a resultRead more


Schultz: Alternative capital to target primary markets

Aon Benfield Securities CEO Paul Schultz has predicted an acceleration of alternative capital flowing directly to insureds, following the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's shift towards collateralised protection and the launch of the MetroCat bondRead more


Heritage CEO warns of ‘risk-on’ Florida mentality

The soft reinsurance market is promoting a "risk-on mentality" among Florida domestic insurers (FDIs), according to Heritage Insurance chairman and CEO Bruce LucasRead more


Reinsurance buyers emphasise desire for diverse panels

Lloyd’s Lutine cat consortium lifts line size to $100mn; may target one-shot covers

Credit Suisse poised to set up Lloyd’s sidecar

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Mariah Re results in SPV changes

The Mariah Re tornado bond lawsuit has resulted in legal changes designed to reinforce the independence of cat bond administratorsRead more

ILS funds: weighing up the cost advantage

ILS fund managers may write as much as four times the amount of premium per employee as rated reinsurers, according to Trading Risk estimatesRead more

Sidecar returns grow further

Reinsurer sidecars have accumulated average returns of 8.3 percent for the first seven months of 2014, according to the latest quarterly filings from mutual fund manager Stone RidgeRead more

Convergence Q&A

Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Reinventing the wheel

The alternative reinsurance market now looks like it has come full circle as one of the industry's longest-standing fund managers looks to set up a rated equity-funded vehicleRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Jennifer Montero

Jennifer Montero, chief financial officer at Citizens Property Insurance, worked on the placement of the largest-ever cat bond this year, the $1.5bn Everglades Re 2014 issuance. She tells Trading Risk why she believes in treating all counterparties equallyRead more

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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

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 RT

Trading Risk Sifma Roundtable 2013

This was our inaugural Sifma roundtable, hosted during what turned out to be a bumper conference for the industry with a record level of participants taking over the hotel corridors to debate the growing prominence and power of alternative market capacityRead more

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