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July 2016/1

  • Stone Ridge Asset Management reinvested a total of $172mn in various 2016 Sector Re issuances in April, up from $157.4mn pledged to the Swiss Re vehicle in 2015.
  • Reinsurer sidecars delivered average increases in fair value of 1.95 percent for the three months from February to April, down from a 2.5 percent average return posted in the same period last year, according to Trading Risk calculations.
  • Greater transparency in the ILS industry would benefit cedants as well as investors, according to Eveline Takken-Somers, investment director at PGGM.
  • Leadenhall Capital Partners and Amtrak were among the winners at the 2016 Trading Risk awards, which were held in London last month.
  • The alternative sector could lift its share of the cat market from just under 20 percent currently to more than a third by 2020, according to Michael Stahel, partner and portfolio manager at LGT ILS Partners.
  • Reinsurers need to evolve beyond the equity and debt structures of the past to succeed in the "new world order," said Everest Re chief underwriting officer John Doucette, speaking at the Trading Risk Convergence London conference on 16 June.
  • Passporting rights will be crucial for UK ILS managers and bankers after the country voted to leave the European Union (EU), according to Robert Cannon, special counsel at legal firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
  • News that Gator Re is almost 70 percent of the way to reaching its trigger point has put aggregate modelling back in the spotlight.
  • Lloyd's is pushing for a passporting system similar to what it has today in discussions with the UK government following the "Brexit" vote, CEO Inga Beale told managing agents last month.
  • Brexit market volatility could give a minor boost of $1bn-$2bn to investor inflows into the ILS market, Fermat Capital Management co-founder John Seo said.
  • Hedge fund re model cracks; ILS rates gain 1.6%; US June storms cost $350mn; PCS cat index; Gen Re partners with TransRe; CSU lifts storm forecast; Gator Re value; China cat insurance
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is offering to issue cat bond protection on behalf of Japanese corporates, according to local media reports.
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