Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Scoop Hastie does it again

Q: Which trade magazine broke the story about the Spitzer investigations into the US insurance industry?
A: Peter Hastie of the Insurance Insider here in London.

Peter's innate talent as a journalist has him constantly ahead of his competition and in 2007 the Insurance Insider has owned the story of the convergence of the capital markets and the (re)insurance industry.

This is an important development that will continue to grow in significance. Just recently Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have funded Lloyd's underwriting syndicates and the trading volumes of Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) increases every quarter.

Peter has covered this story as segments of his existing publications and has now announced the launch of a dedicated bi-monthly publication. See the announcement below.

Advisen has worked with equity analysts for years and counts many brokerage firms as customers including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America. We see this development as a further opportunity to provide all players in commercial insurance with the information and analytics they need to make more informed decisions.

Peter's announcement:

New publication TRADING RISK tackles reinsurance convergence

Tackling the increasing convergence between the banking and reinsurance worlds is a new specialist publication, Trading Risk, which is launched this month.

Aimed at market professionals and investors in the two sectors, Trading Risk is launched by Insider Publishing, the UK-based publishers of The Insurance Insider and IQ magazine, on the 15 January.

The new publication comes at a time when the two sectors are increasingly coming together in the way risks, such as losses from natural catastrophes like hurricanes, are being financed.

Dedicated to this convergence, Trading Risk will examine and analyse major transactions such as insurance linked securities (ILS), exchange and OTC traded risk, loss warranties, sidecars and all non traditional forms of risk transfer.

Trading Risk is a bi-monthly printed publication, together with regular email bulletins sent to an audience of market professionals. It will also host two events in 2008 in London and New York where attendees will discuss and debate key issues with leading industry figures.

The editor of Trading Risk is Rebecca Bole, a former Lloyd’s underwriter and senior news reporter on The Insurance Insider, Insider Publishing’s main title. The publishing editor is Peter Hastie, the editor of The Insurance Insider.


For further information on Trading Risk, please contact:
Amber Bates
Sales & Marketing Manager
+44 (0)20 7397 0619

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