Aon Securities News

Aon Hires 2 Former Co-Heads of JLT’s Insurance-Linked Securities Unit

Aon Securities, the insurance-linked securities unit of Aon, announced it has hired Michael Popkin and Rick Miller, the former co-heads of JLT Capital Markets. Miller and Popkin start their new roles with immediate effect, reporting to Paul Schultz, chief executive …

Catastrophe Bonds – A to Z

A reader of this publication, the president of an insurance agency, recently wrote to say he kept hearing about catastrophe bonds but had little knowledge of what they were. He was curious if these instruments would replace traditional reinsurance and …

Aon Securities Structures Largest-Ever Earthquake Catastrophe Bond for World Bank

Aon Securities, the investment banking division of reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser Aon Benfield, has assisted the World Bank in structuring the largest-ever catastrophe bond covering earthquake, which provides the organization with US$1.36 billion of capital markets’ protection. The bond …

Catastrophe Bond Market Breaks New Records in 2nd Quarter, 1st Half: Aon Study

Catastrophe bond issuance during the second quarter stood at US$6.38 billion across 20 transactions – a new record for quarterly issuance that surpassed the previous record of US$4.49 billion set in Q2 2014, according to a report issued by Aon …

Cat Bond Issuance Saw Robust Start to 2017: Aon Benfield

Catastrophe bond issuance made a robust start during the first quarter of 2017 with seven catastrophe bond transactions that totaled US$2.17 billion, according to a report from Aon Securities, the re/insurance investment banking division of Aon Benfield. These transactions are …

Cat Bond Issuance in 2017 Could Approach Record Levels: Aon Report

Total catastrophe bond issuance for calendar year 2016 reached US$5.8 billion – a decrease from US$6.9 billion in 2015 – principally due to ongoing competitive re/insurance market conditions, according to an Aon report. The first quarter of 2016 saw a …

Willis, Aon and Verisk Agree: Q1 Cat Bonds Hit Record Issuance

There’s more evidence that catastrophe bond issuance hit record territory again during Q1. This time, Aon Securities and a division of Willis Towers Watson are making the call, after a Verisk arm did so earlier in April. The Aon Benfield …

New ILS Records Set During 12 Months Ended June 30: Aon Securities Report

Annual catastrophe bond issuance reached $7.0 billion – a decrease on the record-breaking prior year ($9.4 billion), yet still the third highest annual issuance in the sector’s history, according to Aon Securities, the investment banking division of Aon Benfield. Twenty-five …

Q2 Cat Bonds Issuance Nearly $3 Billion: Aon Securities Report

Aon Securities, the investment banking division of global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor Aon Benfield, has released its latest report –”Insurance-Linked Securities Second Quarter 2015 Update” – on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector, which analyses the key trends witnessed in …