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Hannoverís K among growing sidecars

10 February 2017

Hannover Re was among the reinsurers to top up on retro through expanded sidecar placements in the January renewalsRead more

Higher mortality rates stall longevity swap market

10 February 2017

Some UK pension funds are delaying making decisions on longevity swaps because of a recent increase in pensioner mortality rates, sources have told Trading RiskRead more

Rise of private cat bonds prompts liquidity fears

10 February 2017

Private cat bond placements have become increasingly common in recent years, but the popularity of these somewhat opaque transactions has been coupled with concerns over their impact on the market's liquidityRead more

RMS update shows 8-10% lower risk view at ILS levels

10 February 2017

An update to RMS's medium-term hurricane model will result in 8-10 percent reductions to projected annual average losses from US hurricanes for the typical cat bond market risk level of 1-in-100- or 250-year return periodsRead more

Sidecar returns drop to low teens

13 January 2017

Annualised sidecar returns dropped to the low teens towards the end of 2016, as the softening market and catastrophe losses took a toll on performanceRead more

Alternative capital expansion slows as traditional growth returns

13 January 2017

Alternative market reinsurance capital intakes slowed in 2016, but the sector's rate of growth still outpaced the traditional market, brokers estimated in their reports on the 1 January renewalsRead more

Pushback on softer retro conditions at 1/1

13 January 2017

Retrocession and US property catastrophe rates moved closer to flattening out at the 1 January renewalsRead more

ILS choice of hurricane model currency questioned

16 December 2016

Sensitivity-case hurricane risk modelling has become the ILS market's standard currency, but would shifting to the base-case scenarios provide greater stability for investors and underwriters?Read more

Legislation leads to life opportunities

16 December 2016

A new regulatory landscape and M&A activity created opportunities for the life sector in 2016, as more companies looked to the ILS sector to transfer riskRead more

2016: a year of experimentation for the cat bond market

16 December 2016

It has been a sponsors' market in 2016, with undersupply meaning reinsurers have been able to exceed target sizes and secure favourable pricingRead more

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