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31 July 2014

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Charities fund manager CCLA invests £21mn in Catco

CCLA Investment Management, a specialist fund manager for UK charities, local authorities and the Church of England, has taken a 6.2 percent stake in the London-listed Catco Reinsurance Opportunities FundRead more

BMS Capital Advisory obtains broker-dealer license

BMS Capital Advisory has received its broker-dealer license from US authorities and is now able to advise on cat bond issuances and M&A transactions, the broker announced todayRead more

RenRe shrinks managed cat book by 28%

RenaissanceRe's managed catastrophe premiums dropped by $170.5mn or 28 percent year-on-year to $437.9mn in the second quarter, as softening rates impacted earningsRead more

Kane cat bond lite renews

Kane Bermuda has renewed a cat bond lite transaction for an unknown cedant at a slightly smaller size than last yearRead more

Bermuda SPIs waiting in the wings

The number of new special purpose insurers (SPIs) registered in Bermuda over the first half of 2014 has dipped to 16 from 20 in the same period last yearRead more

PartnerRe’s catastrophe segment improves profits in Q2

PartnerRe ceded a larger quarterly profit to third party investors than for the same period last year, reporting $1.95mn of income attributable to non-controlling interests compared to $1.18mn in Q2 2013Read more

Travelers confirms expansion of top NE layer

S&P: ILS investors must maintain discipline as market moves to indemnity

Montpelier Re lifts Q2 premium base 1.5 percent

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Aggregate cat bonds: the model variations

In this special project, Trading Risk worked with modelling agencies to highlight the range of expected loss outcomes from cascading annual aggregate cat bondsRead more

Bermudians lift retroceded premium by $130mn in Q1

Bermudian reinsurers have taken advantage of falling rates and ceded a significantly higher proportion of their business to retro writers in the first quarter of 2014, according to analysis from sister publication Inside DataRead more

State hurricane pools expand reinsurance cover

As the property cat reinsurance market continues to soften, many state-backed US insurance pools are significantly expanding their levels of coverRead more

Convergence market Q&A

In our monthly column, Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Pausing for breath

While most people in the northern hemisphere are on alert for barbecue weather this summer, reinsurance executives will be on a different type of weather watch - closely tracking tropical storm updates for potential threats to their portfoliosRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Marc Lauricella

Marc Lauricella, broker at TigerRisk Partners, specialises in the Florida market. He tells Trading Risk how Florida cedants are forcing carriers to become more bespokeRead more

Research & Supplements

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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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