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Hedge funds muscle into reinsurance, attracting doubters | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds are muscling their way into the market to share the cost of cleaning up after natural catastrophes, but sceptics are questioning whether they will stick around ahead of the next “big one” as underwriting returns fall.<p>Hedge funds have long been big buyers of …

PCS Q2 2014 Catastrophe Bond Market Update: Trend Tracking

The rapid growth of the catastrophe bond market, <b>which has reached nearly $6 billion in the first half of 2014</b>, can be attributed to many factors, …

Quake rocks northern Japan

A powerful earthquake struck early Saturday off the coast of northern Japan -- rattling nerves in a region rocked three years ago by a deadly tremor, tsunami and nuclear crisis, though thankfully the latest episode didn't nearly measure up.<p>The Japan Meteorological Agency at one point issued a …

AIG Insurers Told To Hand Over Reinsurance Communications

Law360, New York (June 26, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge has ordered two American International Group Inc. insurers to turn over …

Global Catastrophe Review, 2013: Part I

2013 provided a respite for the (re)insurance industry following above-average losses in 2011 and 2012, with insured losses from natural catastrophes …

Global Catastrophe Losses Fell Well Below Average in 2013

Guy Carpenter & Company released its 2013 Catastrophe Review, which shows that natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2013 resulted in …

Americas Catastrophe Review, 2013

As with Europe, 2013 was a year of flood in the Americas, with notable events in Alberta, Toronto and Colorado. The flood event in the Calgary, …

Guy Carpenter Launches Satellite-based Catastrophe Evaluation Service

Guy Carpenter today launched its new satellite-based catastrophe evaluation service, GC CAT-VIEWSM, with the announcement that it has started using …

Enhancing Catastrophe Modeling In the Middle East and North Africa

Victoria Jenkins, Managing Director<p>The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is acknowledged to be a key growth area for (re)insurance. …

Uncertainty in Catastrophe Models: How Much of it is Reasonable?

Guillermo Franco, Head of Catastrophe Risk Research - EMEA<p>It seems reasonable to expect a degree of uncertainty in catastrophe model results. It is …

Moody’s changes reinsurance sector outlook to negative

Another of the major rating agencies who assess the credit quality of the reinsurance sector has changed its outlook to negative today. Moody’s …