Monthly Archives: January 2015

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News review | January 26 2015

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Bermudian reinsurers Axis Capital and PartnerRe have agreed a 'merger of equals' that will create the worlds fifth largest property-casualty reinsurer. The current CEO of Axis, Albert Benchimol, will run the combined...

The fundamental interconnectedness of things

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On Saturday, global leaders flew home from the World Economic Forum at Davos where they were debating the big issues of 2015. The increasing interconnectedness of global risks was high on their agenda The graphic below shows the...

News review | January 19 2015

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Kane SAC has announced four new issuances on the the firm’s independent private catastrophe bond platform, totalling $125.84m. This brings to 11 the total number of issuances to have taken place on the so-called cat bond "lite"...

Do catastrophe models understand insurance?

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Catastrophe models are complex but not nearly as complex as reality. A simplistic description of insurance policies limits the accuracy of risk analyses The risk of an insurance portfolio is calculated by taking...

News review | January 12 2015

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At $62 billion, alternative capital now makes up 40% to 50% of the global property catastrophe reinsurance market, according to Aon Benfield. Alternative capacity grew by 25% over the course of 2014, compared to just six percent...

Still falling

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The second part of our review of pricing levels looks at metrics from the January 2015 renewal season and finds that rates are still falling for all types of property reinsurance in every region. Last week's article looked at some...

News review | January 05 2015

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Pension funds had invested around $59 billion into the $570 billion global reinsurance market as of June 30 2014, more than three times their stake in 2007. This is according to a report released by the US Treasury Department which...

How much?

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A quantitative review of how far cat bond returns have fallen We start the year with a two part review of pricing trends in 2014. This week we look at the ILS market. Next week we will examine what has happened in the reinsurance...