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Why Catastrophe Bonds Are Anything But a Disaster: Viewpoint

Leave it to catastrophe bonds to be among the most well-functioning debt markets out there. Issuance of “cat bonds” has climbed to more than $11 billion this year, about the same as this time in 2017, when sales hit a …

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 …

Casualty: The Next ILS Frontier?

Executive Summary: While progress has been made in the development of casualty insurance-linked securities (ILS), there still is significant work to do, says Aaron C. Koch of Milliman, who discusses some of the key structural and product design questions that …

Global Catastrophe Bonds Set Q1 Record: Aon

Global catastrophe bond issuance broke a first-quarter record, come in at nearly $3.6 billion for Q1 2018 as the market expanded into new areas, Aon Securities said in its latest report. The $3.58 billion in insurance linked securities were spread …

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 …

Capital Markets Still Keen on ILS Investments Despite 2017 Disaster Claims: WTW

The insurance linked securities (ILS) sector is set for another year of growth as the market recovers from 2017’s natural disasters, replaces lost capital and investors show mounting interest in ILS products. These are the findings of the latest quarterly …

Alternative Capital Responds to 2017 Catastrophes with ‘Show of Strength’: Aon Benfield

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria represented the first real test of the staying power of the alternative capital sector, which has responded with a show of strength by continuing to fund reinsurance capacity, according to a report published by Aon …

Catastrophe Bond Issuance Tops New Record of $10.5B in 2017: Verisk Report

Catastrophe bond issuance surpassed $10.5 billion in 2017 – a new record, according to the latest report from the Property Claims Services Unit of Verisk Insurance Solutions. Results from 2017 are significantly higher than the last record – 2014’s $7.8 …

Catastrophe Bond Managers Put Hurricanes Behind Them, Plan New Launches

Hedge funds and other managers of catastrophe bond funds racked up some of the worst losses in more than a decade from this year’s hurricanes and wildfires. But a year that is shaping up to be the costliest on record …

Investors Remain Committed to ILS Market Despite Q3 Catastrophes: WTW

ILS investors are responding to the recent spate of natural disasters by making their payments to ceding companies, while continuing to raise more money and preparing to make new investments, according to Willis Towers Watson Securities. None of the third …