The Vega Capital Ltd. 2010-1 Class C notes were one of the last tranches of catastrophe bonds which were still considered at risk due to the 11th March earthquake in Japan. Ratings agency Moody’s had placed the $63.9m of cat bond notes issued by Vega Capital in December 2010 on review in March as they […]
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Rating agency Moody’s has placed the Class C catastrophe bond notes of Vega Capital Ltd. 2010-1 on review for possible downgrade due to the earthquake event in Japan on the 11th March. The $63.9m of cat bond notes issued by Vega Capital in December 2010 provide Swiss Re with cover against qualifying earthquakes in Japan […]
We now have further details for you about Swiss Re’s latest Vega Capital Ltd. catastrophe bond transaction (which we wrote about yesterday here). The $106.5m deal provides Swiss Re with cover for some of their North Atlantic hurricane, European windstorm, Californian earthquake, Japanese earthquake and Japanese typhoon risks.
Swiss Re has issued two new tranches of notes under its Vega Capital Ltd. catastrophe bond style Cayman Islands SPV. The new transaction replicates the 2008 Vega Capital deal and will provide Swiss Re with another $106.5m of cover against accumulated losses.
We now have full details on the recent $150m Vega Capital Ltd. deal from Swiss Re. This three year catastrophe bond covers Swiss Re from multiple perils and utilizes an interesting reserve account approach to help buffer holders of the notes from events that occur. Full details are available in our Deal Directory.
Despite being untested in the face of a major loss event and their relatively short existence, catastrophe bonds have a strong history of paying claims and the payment timeline is actually similar to that of traditional reinsurers, according to Standard & Poor’s (S&P).
Japanese insurance group Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, has hailed the completion of the first annual aggregate Japan typhoon-only catastrophe bond, its recently sponsored Akibare Re Ltd. (Series 2016-1) deal.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has assigned an investment grade rating to a catastrophe bond for the first time since 2008, as the remote risk nature of the underlying Japanese earthquake risk helped the Kizuna Re II 2015-1 cat bond to a ‘BBB- (sf)’ preliminary rating assessment.
Often the first reinsurance-linked investment manager to come out with an official statement after a catastrophe event, Swiss ILS investment manager Plenum Investments has said that it does not expect any impact to its catastrophe bond fund from Japanese Typhoon Wipha.
Swiss Re’s Vega Capital Ltd. Series 2010-1 catastrophe bond transaction, which was issued on behalf of the sponsoring reinsurer in December 2010, has had its Class C notes ratings upgraded again by Moody’s on a further improved outlook thanks to a growing reserve account. This is despite the reserve account having faced a small loss […]