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September 2008/1

  • Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd has formally terminated its retrocessional sidecar Starbound Reinsurance II Ltd. The move prompted ratings agency AM Best to withdraw the “a&rdquo
  • Reinsurance broker Carvill saw growth in trading in its hurricane index on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) on news of the contingent liquidity deal struck between the Florida Hurricane Catastro
  • Just three deals were completed over the late summer months, with total issuance volume of $820mn, taking the 2008 running total of insurance linked securities (ILS) issuance to circa $3.6bn. The tra
  • Dresdner Kleinwort is marketing a catastrophe derivative contract in the capital markets, based on cat modelling firm Risk Management Solutions’ (RMS) new Paradex European Windstorm index, Trad
  • Catastrophe futures trading platforms have reported some volatility in the first live season of trading, with more than $135mn limit equivalent of exchange traded contracts, and “multiples&rdqu
  • Swiss Re Capital Markets has won a $1.5bn mandate to securitise US earthquake risk for the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) in its latest – and by far the largest – deal, Trading Ris
  • Brokers in the secondary market for insurance linked securities (ILS) executed a number of bid lists in August, as macro hedge funds chased higher returns in other, crisis-struck sectors of the capit
  • A number of Eurowind cat bonds have been marked down in price on the secondary market, after failing to find buyers, according to senior market sources. Despite traders reporting the majority of cat
  • Secondary trading of insurance linked securities (ILS) reached $3bn to end- August, with “brisk, continuous trading” noted in the sector. For the first time in the history of the secondar
  • German reinsurer Hannover Re is and supporting former executive Dirk Lohmann with a $50mn investment in his new Secquaero insurance linked securities (ILS) fund, according to sources close to the dea
  • US reinsurance broker Towers Perrin has launched a capital markets operation specialising in risk-linked securities, retirement risk transfer transactions and asset risk management services. The unit
  • Moody’s Investors Service further downgraded the unwrapped tranches of beleaguered Scottish Re’s $2.1bn XXX reserve life securitisation, Ballantyne Re, citing mark-to-market losses in the