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29 May 2015

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Florida Citizens benefits from competitive commercial cover

Florida Citizens Property Insurance benefited from a significant drop in reinsurance rates for its commercial non-residential (CNR) book of business at the 1 June renewalRead more

NOAA forecasts below-average 2015 hurricane activity

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be below normal with up to two major hurricanes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Read more

Bolt: perception of expensive reinsurers exaggerated

Lloyd's director of performance management Tom Bolt said that reinsurers are in a "precarious" position due to high expense ratios, but that the perception of their high cost relative to ILS fund managers is exaggeratedRead more

Pine Brook supports start-up fronting insurer

Pine Brook is supporting the launch of an insurance company that is targeting an A- AM Best rating to allow it to front business for unrated carriers, sister publication The Insurance Insider has revealedRead more

2015 US storm losses reach $3.1bn as Plains battered

Insured losses from US storms reached $3.1bn by early May, according to an Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting report this weekRead more

Aspen chooses asset manager for casualty partnership

Aspen is believed to have chosen an asset management partner for a hedge fund reinsurer vehicle, sister publication The Insurance Insider has reportedRead more

PCS sets up Turkey operation

London Market Group launches task force to attract ILS

PartnerRe refuses Exor as it moves to vote on Axis

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ILS market takes 25% of 2014 premium from Florida top 10 reinsurance cedants

Alternative reinsurers and cat bond investors received $589mn in premiums ceded by the top 10 Florida personal and commercial residential insurers in 2014, according to data collected by Trading RiskRead more

‘Active conduct’ test key for Hedge Fund Re tax reform

On 23 April, the US Treasury took its first action since 2003 to curb so-called "hedge fund reinsurance companies"Read more

Fee income dips at RenRe and Validus

The two leading reinsurer-managed funds platforms posted a year-on-year fall in fee income during the first quarter, reflecting the impact of running smaller sidecarsRead more

Annualised sidecar returns average 18%

Stone Ridge Asset Management earned a 4.5 percent average return from its continuing sidecar investments in the three months from November 2014 to January 2015, according to Trading Risk recordsRead more

Tribal warfare

No doubt many of you have read recent articles in the financial press advertising the launch of a new book, Making a Market for Acts of God, which has been billed as an anthropological study on "reinsurance tribes at workRead more

Trading Places

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The Trading Floor Interview: James Dick

James Dick, head of alternative investments at QIC, one of Australia's largest institutional asset managers, tells Trading Risk that there could be gains to be made from falling yieldsRead 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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