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31 August 2016

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AP3 ILS portfolio shrinks by 25% in H1

The cat bond portfolio managed by Swedish state pension fund AP3 shrank by 25 percent from 2.7bn krona ($319mn) at the end of 2015 to 2.1bn krona ($240mn) at 30 June, according to the fund's latest half-year reportRead more

Texan cat losses up 300% from 2015: PCS

Catastrophe losses in Texas in the first half of 2016 have reached $7.6bn, more than three times the $2.4bn incurred in the state during all of 2015, according to PCSRead more

Twelve adds insurance equity funds

Twelve Capital has launched an insurance equity fund to complement its existing ILS and insurance debt strategies, the manager announcedRead more

Tropical depression leads to Florida storm warning

Areas along the Gulf coast of Florida have been put on tropical storm warning and hurricane watch for as the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that rainfall as a result of Tropical Depression 9 could affect the peninsulaRead more

Loss-free July for ILS Advisers Index

ILS fund returns averaged 0.40 percent in July as managers escaped losses from storms and flooding during the month, according to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers IndexRead more

S&P: Cat bonds have strong track record on loss payments

Catastrophe bonds have a robust record on claims payments and less potential for disputes than traditional reinsurance, according to a report by Standard & Poor's Global RatingsRead more

Philippines compulsory cat scheme shelved: reports

AM Best estimates 10% insurance cover for Italian quake losses

Zurich signs £600mn longevity 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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