Monthly Archives: August 2017

Live blog Harvey, Irma…

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The 12-year-long US major hurricane drought is over with the Texas Category-4 landfall of Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma may become the second landfall in as many weeks.   ...

Five charts

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Deteriorating market conditions have not put off investors who continue to pour money into ILS funds. The AUM of the largest ILS funds grew by $13 billion over the last year. Here are five charts on the current state of the market. 1. In...

News review | August 21 2017

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Markel Catco reported a 3.94% return for ordinary shareholders in the Catco Reinsurance Opportunities Fund for the first half of 2017, as it avoided any major claims from the year's disaster events. The H1 return fell below the 4.86...

News review | August 14 2017

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The World Bank’s IBRD has issued its largest catastrophe bond to date, securing parametric-triggered coverage to give Mexico financial protection of up to $360m against losses from earthquakes and tropical cyclones. The bonds were...

News review | August 07 2017

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Markel Corporation is set to buy State National for $919m and says the fronting company’s two core businesses, Program Services and Lender Services, are well positioned to “capitalise on changing market dynamics...