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  • n. Plural form of sidecar.


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  • Petty, who sometimes took his kids to school in sidecars, says it's no big deal to use them — "the easiest way to put it is that you ride a motorcycle and you steer a sidecar" — and having company helps: "Otherwise, it gets a little lonely."

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  • Not content with dancing the night away at Claridges, drinking some sort of brandy and Cointreau concoction they called sidecars, she and her friends had taken to continuing the party at someones house.

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  • Wary of the risks, the outside investors have teamed up with experienced underwriters from established insurance companies to create new finance vehicles known as "sidecars."

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  • At the first party they served sidecars, which is a very delicious drink I’d never had before, and that’s why we never made it to the second party where they were serving absinthe—so maybe it’s just as well.

    Rich Christmas

  • They include industry loss warranties, which are derivatives triggered by the size of losses caused by an event to the entire insurance industry, and "sidecars," which capture the risk of a sub-portfolio of an insurance or reinsurance company's business. - Stuff

  • Outside of sidecars, investors have also shown interest in the insurance market via traditional equity investments.

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  • Over the past few months a flurry of sidecars have been set up to take advantage of current premium rates for catastrophe insurance.

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  • The first sidecars were set up following 9/11, but it was not until after Hurricane Katrina that their popularity truly grew, when an estimated $34 billion in new capital flowed into the insurance market, around 13% of which came through sidecars.

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  • Retrocessional insurance, which underwrites the risks of reinsurers in a third level of cover, is also popular with sidecars.

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  • The first Germans we had to engage were on motor bikes and sidecars and had only small-arms fire power and were no match for our tanks.

    John Keay


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