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Global reinsurer capital reaches record $570bn

Net cat exposures reducing finds Aon Benfield

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Napa economic losses $2bn says Aon Benfield

Highlights lower insurance penetration rate

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Eiopa to receive more powers - insurers to pay?

The European Commission's recent proposals to increase the power and change the funding sources of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority have raised more than a few eyebrows. Marcus Alcock reports

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$100bn event would not be solvency issue says Zurich

Kerner highlights plentiful capacity

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Could the ILS market see a dead cat bounce?

The pricing of catastrophe bonds is picking up after a sustained and dramatic slump. But could it just be a summer lull before the action resumes in the autumn? Christopher Cundy asks market observers what they make of the recent trend

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First half nat cats cost $22bn

Below-average losses have bolstered balance sheets

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Reinsurance market needs $100bn event to shift prices

Available capital continues to soar, says Aon Benfield

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Hedge funds bring risk and return to reinsurance business

Hedge funds are changing the nature of reinsurance. The heavy emphasis on investment returns might serve them well in declining reinsurance markets, but there are risks involved with this approach. Sarfraz Thind reports

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Aon Benfield launches cat bond facility

Allows for faster access to ILS markets for cedants