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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


Wildfire losses impact reinsurer ILS affiliates in Q4

9 February 2018

Wildfire losses had a varying impact on some of the reinsurer-affiliated ILS platforms in the fourth quarterRead more


AIG-Validus deal marks new phase of ILS M&A

9 February 2018

AIG's surprise move to take over AlphaCat parent Validus continues the trend for reinsurer-affiliated asset managers to dominate M&A activity within the ILS management sectorRead more


Brokers: reinsurers pushed back on 1.1 rate increases

12 January 2018

A smooth reloading of ILS capital and a glut of capacity contributed to catastrophe reinsurance rates rising by less than reinsurers had pushed for following last year's losses, brokers said in early post-renewals reportsRead more


Sidecar traffic jam: but will reinsurer vehicles last the course?

12 January 2018

There was a fresh surge of reinsurer sidecar launches during the January renewals, in a signal that further carriers are belatedly recognising the value of managing third-party capitalRead more


Sidecar returns down 13% post-HIM

12 January 2018

A group of sidecars tracked by Trading Risk took losses of 13.0 percent on average between July and October as the fallout from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria took its tollRead more


New sponsors take 2017 cat bond issuance to $11.1bn

12 January 2018

Cat bond volumes reached $11.1bn in 2017, according to Trading Risk records, as new sponsors Validus Re and Covea wrapped up fourth quarter deals in a record year for issuanceRead more


Lloyd’s takes high hit from 2017 cats

7 December 2017

A number of outsized third quarter losses at Lloyd's insurers has highlighted the London market's concentrated exposure to the 2017 hurricanesRead more


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