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Capacity surplus leads to flat Japanese renewal

13 April 2018

The oversupply of reinsurance capacity for Japanese wind, flood and earthquake perils capped any anticipated post-HIM rate rises in what turned out to be a broadly flat April renewal, according to Willis ReRead more


Irma reveals diverging Florida fortunes

13 April 2018

A group of 56 Florida homeowners' insurers reported a $407mn aggregate underwriting loss for 2017, equivalent to a 10.4 percent average hit to year-end 2016 surplusRead more


Punishing US storms highlight winter risk

13 April 2018

Insured losses from winter storms rarely rival those resulting from hurricanes and tornadoes but nonetheless they can still reach billions of dollars and have the potential to make their way into the ILS marketRead more


ILS InsurTech links multiply

13 April 2018

Trading Risk looks at where InsurTech developments are intersecting with the ILS market and why asset managers and reinsurers are encouraging these new start-upsRead more


Diversifiers push Q1 cat bond issuance to record $3.5bn

13 April 2018

Cat bond volumes rose to $3.48bn in the first quarter, as diversifying non-US deals bolstered issuanceRead more


Irma LAEs the next Florida worry?

16 March 2018

Florida insurers are running up high costs of settling claims linked to Hurricane Irma, as loss adjustment expense levels reach roughly 20 percent or more of total claims, sources have told Trading RiskRead more


Hedging off: ILS retro strategies in spotlight after 2017 losses

16 March 2018

If ILS capital is designed to be the ultimate home for catastrophe risk, how far should asset managers look to hedge their investors' bets?Read more


Side pocketing aids fundraising post-HIM

9 February 2018

Abuse of side pockets in the financial crisis - when hedge funds locked in investors to avoid having to sell off discounted assets - has made the practice less palatable in the wider financial marketsRead more


Hurricanes contribute to record $132bn weather loss bill

9 February 2018

The 2017 calendar year was the costliest on record for weather events, with insured losses estimated at $132bn, according to Aon Benfield's Impact ForecastingRead more


Reinsurers expand ILS vehicles post-HIM

9 February 2018

Bermuda-based (re)insurer XL Catlin placed more than $500mn of new catastrophe limit for 2018 and increased alternative market retro support to more than $3bn, as ceding strategies among major carriers diverged following last year's lossesRead more


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