More predictions of growth for the cat bond market in 2010

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Press coverage of the catastrophe bond markets prospects for 2010  just keeps getting more and more positive. One of the latest pieces from Bloomberg quotes Swiss Re as saying that they expect up to a 43% increase in sales over 2009 as maturing notes are replaced and new investors are lured to the market (by coverage such as this).

Fitch Ratings also predict continued growth of the market, citing the gradual switch away from total return swap counterparties to the use of highly rated treasury securities as a factor helping increase interest.

Our own survey which asks what volume our readers think the market will reach in 2010 is another good indicator of health of the market. Currently top choice is for a 2010 market total of between $4B – $6B. Let us know what you think here.

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