Insight and Intelligence on (Re)insurance Convergence with the Capital Markets

23 February 2017

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Aon to offer bundled ILS fund services with SS&C

Aon Insurance Managers and SS&C Technologies have announced a new collaboration to offer ILS managers a joint platform that incorporates fund administration, valuation and transformation servicesRead more

Nephila writes new United quota share

Nephila Capital and Greenlight Re were the two reinsurers that wrote a new quota share cover for United Insurance Holdings, the Florida company's management disclosed on its fourth quarter earnings callRead more

IAG confirms A$100mn+ reinsurance recovery

IAG confirmed that it would benefit from more than A$100mn ($77mn) of reinsurance protection from its aggregate covers, as it reported total natural peril losses of A$420mn for the six months ended 31 DecemberRead more

Scorís retro recoveries rise to EUR210mn

Scor recovered EUR210mn from its non-life retrocession partners throughout 2016, which was up 6 percent from the EUR198mn of ceded claims in 2015Read more

Icat syndicate launches debut cat bond

Lloyd's syndicate Icat 4242 has launched its first cat bond transaction with the $125mn Buffalo Re, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Universal posts Q4 profit of $22.7mn

Universal Insurance Holdings posted a pre-tax profit of $22.7mn for the fourth quarter, which included a loss of $26.6mn due to Hurricane MatthewRead more

Heritage targets $125mn from Citrus Re 2017 cat bond

Cayman sets up cat bond fast-track approval

Kenyan droughts trigger $2mn payout

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Rise of private cat bonds prompts liquidity fears

Private cat bond placements have become increasingly common in recent years, but the popularity of these somewhat opaque transactions has been coupled with concerns over their impact on the market's liquidityRead more

RMS update shows 8-10% lower risk view at ILS levels

An update to RMS's medium-term hurricane model will result in 8-10 percent reductions to projected annual average losses from US hurricanes for the typical cat bond market risk level of 1-in-100- or 250-year return periodsRead more

Hannoverís K among growing sidecars

Hannover Re was among the reinsurers to top up on retro through expanded sidecar placements in the January renewalsRead more

Higher mortality rates stall longevity swap market

Some UK pension funds are delaying making decisions on longevity swaps because of a recent increase in pensioner mortality rates, sources have told Trading RiskRead more

The Pantone scale of the ILS market

Convergence may be a preferred term for the ILS markets, but arguably it is becoming just as much of a misnomer for today's industry as the now outmoded "alternative reinsurance"Read more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Dan Knipe

The head of life investments at Leadenhall Capital Partners, Dan Knipe, tells us why banking and regulatory changes are creating life ILS opportunitiesRead 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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