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Funds hit with 10-20% losses from September events

10 November 2017

Collateralised reinsurance fund strategies took losses of 10-20 percent in September, Trading Risk understandsRead more

ILW losses under microscope as retro market draws interest

10 November 2017

The 2017 catastrophe events have highlighted the extent to which ILS managers are benefiting from industry loss warranty (ILW) hedging, but market sources have questioned where the losses will ultimately fall as more clarity is gained over HIM claims in months to comeRead more

Questions, questions

10 November 2017

At this point there are a lot of questions being asked in the reinsurance markets and few definitive answers available. As it is a journalist's privilege to ask questions, let's go through some on the listRead more

Battle looms over ILS funding ‘lag'

10 November 2017

Brokers are pressuring ILS managers to stump up capital well ahead of the 1 January reinsurance renewal date following the string of third quarter catastrophe events, according to sourcesRead more

Wildfires lead to aggregate cat bond markdowns

10 November 2017

The California wildfires have prompted write-downs to aggregate cat bonds covering USAA and Nationwide, although the former has revised down year-to-date catastrophe loss estimates that had suggested a payout under one of its Residential Re deals, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Post-HIM cat bond rates up less than 5% on remote layers

10 November 2017

Cat bond rates have only increased slightly for remote risk layers following the third quarter losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the Mexican earthquakes, GC Securities estimatedRead more

Q3 losses show dispersal of ILS returns

10 November 2017

Returns from a group of cat bond funds tracked by Trading Risk produced an average 3.96 percent loss in the third quarter, plunging from the Q3 2016 figure of up 2.0 percentRead more

Investor news in brief

10 November 2017

Credit Suisse US plan; Catco to raise $250mn; BlackRock targets cat bondsRead more

ILS funds rise to run-off opportunity

10 November 2017

The legacy reinsurance market is catching the attention of ILS funds seeking additional yield and diversification, as business opportunities from insurers looking to offload older portfolios increase due to the tighter capital restrictions imposed by Solvency IIRead more

Mixed reaction to HIM losses in Korea

10 November 2017

There has been a mixed reaction to third quarter catastrophe losses from Korean investors who invested in ILS for the first time this year, an analyst from South Korea's leading securities firm told Trading RiskRead more

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