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25 July 2016

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Morgenstern to leave RenRe Ventures

Kai Morgenstern is leaving RenaissanceRe after 10 years with the carrier's ventures department, Trading Risk understandsRead more

AIR chosen to model World Bank’s pandemic facility

AIR Worldwide has been selected to model the World Bank's Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), the company announced todayRead more

Travelers renews northeast reinsurance treaty

Travelers renewed its northeast catastrophe treaty in the mid-year renewals as it chose to cut back a separate Canadian reinsurance deal and drop a maturing cat bondRead more

Kiskadee helps drive 21% GWP growth at Hiscox Re

Hiscox said that its growing asset management platform Kiskadee helped the carrier's reinsurance segment lift gross written premiums by 20.6 percent in the first half to reach £364.7mn ($479mn)Read more

Harrington Re offers ‘free leverage’ for Blackstone

Blackstone's reinsurance joint venture with Axis Capital, Harrington Re, provides "free leverage" to the alternative asset manager, chief operating officer Tony James said on a Q2 earnings callRead more

CCR rating unaffected by cat guarantee legal case

AM Best said its A+ rating of Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (CCR) remained unchanged after a Paris court ruling raised questions over the carrier's state guaranteeRead more

Third Dodeka cat bond lite listed in July

Cat bond spread compression to drive H2 deals: Aon Securities

H1 insured cat losses reach $30bn: Aon Benfield

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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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