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30 March 2015

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Allstate considering options on Sanders Re cat bond

Allstate may be set to reprice, restructure or pull its seven-year Sanders Re cat bond from the market after failing to gain sufficient investor interest within its initial targets, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Brindle pitches Fidelis as hybrid Hedge Fund Re model

Former Lancashire CEO Richard Brindle is pitching his new $2bn start-up Fidelis as a hybrid between the hedge fund reinsurance model and traditional reinsurance carriers, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Capital markets exec Hochberg takes JLT North America CEO title

Ed Hochberg, CEO of JLT Capital Markets and the company's global head of analytics, banking and advisory, has been appointed to head the broker's North American operationsRead more

Massachusetts transport authority may reconsider cat bonds

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may reconsider the idea of issuing cat bonds after incurring $35mn of costs as a result of record winter snow in BostonRead more

Lloyd’s reinsurance segment profits in low cat year

Lloyd's property reinsurance business benefited from low catastrophe losses as it turned in the strongest underwriting profitability of all classes written in 2014Read more

Munich Re’s Queen Street X Re cat bond prices at mid-point of forecasts

Pricing on Munich Re's latest Queen Street X Re cat bond has been revised to the mid-point of initial guidance, as the bond has remained at its target $100mn size, sources confirmedRead more

Florida cat fund approved for $2.2bn private market risk transfer

Thunderstorms lead 2014 insured catastrophe losses: Swiss Re

AQR to close reinsurance business

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Seven-year Sanders highlights lengthening of ILS durations

The volume of five-year cat bonds issued in 2014 rose significantly year-on-year, despite just a few such deals being concluded, Trading Risk data showsRead more

Ace-BlackRock venture proposes hefty profit commissions

Ace stands to earn lucrative fees from its new joint venture with BlackRock, ABR Re, according to a marketing presentation obtained by sister publication The Insurance InsiderRead more

Modelling in focus: Avoiding surprises from attritional losses

When the Gator Re cat bond almost triggered last year it surprised more than a few in the marketRead more

Hedge fund reinsurance vogue to continue

Panellists at the Sifma IRLS 2015 conference in New York this month were relatively bullish on the outlook for new hedge fund reinsurance start-ups, as former Lancashire founder Richard Brindle launched fundraising for his new vehicle shortly after the eventRead more

Horses for courses

Flexibility is a bit of a double-edged adjective to apply to underwriters in a softening marketRead 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

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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

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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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