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23 July 2014

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Nephila targets $400mn insurance access through State National deal

Nephila Capital plans to significantly expand its portfolio of US insurance business in the next two years under a partnership with State National CompaniesRead more

Platinum says some room remains to lower cat rates

Platinum Underwriters CEO Michael Price said on the company's second quarter earnings call that there is still room for property cat pricing to fall, although not by the double-digit reductions that have been observed this yearRead more

Transatlantic, CA Bancorp back Monarch Florida start-up

Canadian bank CA Bancorp and reinsurer Transatlantic Re have backed fast-growing Florida-based homeowners' insurer Federated National to launch a new property and casualty carrier in the stateRead more

Stone Ridge’s 2014 sidecars accrue 3.8% average return by April

Stone Ridge's fleet of public sidecar investments have generated average returns of 3.8 percent over the first four months of 2014, its latest semi-annual report showsRead more

MyLotto24 to expand Hoplon lottery bond to EUR50mn

UK lottery firm MyLotto24 is seeking to expand the size of its Hoplon cat bond by 50 percent as it prepares to renew the unique transaction, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Arthur fails to meet PCS catastrophe designation

Hurricane Arthur has not been designated as a catastrophe by PCS after the storm made landfall in North Carolina on 3 JulyRead more

Top 10 ILS funds add $2bn in first half

Weston recruits Nixon from Sirius

Platinum renews $50mn cat retro as it cuts casualty book

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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

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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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