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26 October 2014

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Hannover in $10mn Kaith issuance

Hannover Re has issued $10.37mn of insurance-linked bonds through its Kaith Re vehicle, which have been listed on the Bermuda Stock ExchangeRead more

Everest Re grows reinsurance book 20% in Q3

Everest Re wrote $1.3bn of reinsurance premiums in the third quarter, an increase of 19.5 percent from the same period last yearRead more

Amlin completes Leadenhall buy-in

Amlin has completed its previously-announced agreement to increase its stake in ILS fund manager Leadenhall Capital Partners to 75 percent from 40 percentRead more

Ace: buy-and-hold reinsurance model is evolving

Ace CEO Evan Greenberg said that the model of primary carriers transferring risk to "buy and hold" reinsurers is set to change as risk originators link up with new sources of capitalRead more

AIR puts Bermuda’s Gonzalo loss at $200mn-$400mn

Damage to Bermuda as a result of Hurricane Gonzalo may cost insurers $200mn to $400mn, modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimatedRead more

Munich Re tips greater interest in higher-risk ILS issuance

Higher-risk cat bonds may dominate in the upcoming issuance season, Munich Re said in its latest report on the ILS marketRead more

Alternative impact noted in US commercial primary insurance market: Willis

Allianz: reinsurance spend now a capital management tool, not a trading activity

Duperreault: future carriers will “all be doing the same thing”

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Mariah Re results in SPV changes

The Mariah Re tornado bond lawsuit has resulted in legal changes designed to reinforce the independence of cat bond administratorsRead more

ILS funds: weighing up the cost advantage

ILS fund managers may write as much as four times the amount of premium per employee as rated reinsurers, according to Trading Risk estimatesRead more

Sidecar returns grow further

Reinsurer sidecars have accumulated average returns of 8.3 percent for the first seven months of 2014, according to the latest quarterly filings from mutual fund manager Stone RidgeRead more

Convergence Q&A

Trading Risk answers some of the frequently asked questions about the convergence marketRead more

Reinventing the wheel

The alternative reinsurance market now looks like it has come full circle as one of the industry's longest-standing fund managers looks to set up a rated equity-funded vehicleRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: Jennifer Montero

Jennifer Montero, chief financial officer at Citizens Property Insurance, worked on the placement of the largest-ever cat bond this year, the $1.5bn Everglades Re 2014 issuance. She tells Trading Risk why she believes in treating all counterparties equallyRead 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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