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1 February 2015

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PaCRe deterioration dents AlphaCat profits

Validus Group's asset management subsidiary AlphaCat wrote 17 percent more premium in the January 2015 renewals than a year agoRead more


PartnerRe shrinks cat premiums by 5% in January renewals

PartnerRe wrote 5 percent less catastrophe premium in the 1 January 2015 renewals compared to the previous year, the reinsurer announcedRead more


ILS Advisers index gains 5.38% in 2014

The Eurekahedge ILS Advisers index gained 5.38 percent in 2014, as the average fund return came to 0.39 percent in DecemberRead more


World Bank working on pandemic insurance facility

The World Bank has been working with reinsurance officials and United Nations agencies on proposals for a new pandemic facilityRead more


Florida state (re)insurance companies must be more than ‘one-hit wonders’

Florida-based think-tank the James Madison Institute (JMI) has said that the state's taxpayer-backed (re)insurance entities need to be transformed from "one-hit wonders" into institutions strong enough to withstand a string of costly hurricane seasonsRead more


Retro writer AIG Re set to close

Global insurance giant American International Group (AIG) has placed its AIG Re division into run-off after deciding not to renew any of its business at 1 January, sister publication The Insurance Insider has revealedRead more


Ex-Max Capital exec Brining joins Mt Logan Re board

PartnerRe, Axis on ratings agency watch

PartnerRe-Axis to share more risk with third parties

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Stone Ridge 2014 sidecar returns top 13.5%

Stone Ridge Asset Management's fleet of sidecars made an average gain of 8.2 percent in the three months to 31 October, according to the manager's latest annual reportRead more

Cat rate reductions slope off in January renewals

US property cat rates fell by 7.5-15 percent in the January 2015 renewals, although Guy Carpenter's European CEO Nick Frankland described the reductions as "no drama"Read more

Convergence market lifts cat market share in 2014

Guy Carpenter has estimated that the convergence market grew by a third in 2014, rising from $45bn to $60bn in sizeRead more

Reinsurers as fund managers: stacking up the expense ratios

The operational expense base of some of the industry's largest reinsurers equates to about 10 percent of their shareholders' equity, analysis of their 2013 annual results showsRead more

Expect the unexpected

This month's edition of Trading Risk has involved a fair bit of bean counting to try to sum up the year ahead for the ILS 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


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 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

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