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2011 cat bond & ILS monthly issuance vs historical average

Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security issuance patterns went out the window last year as the issues the market faced impacted primary market deal flow and resulted in some months drastically underperforming while others significantly outperformed in terms of new cat bonds or ILS issued. Reinsurer Swiss Re published a graph in read the full article →

Catastrophe bond issuance by quarter

Here's an interesting chart from Aon Benfield's recent Reinsurance Market Outlook report. The chart shows the volume of catastrophe bonds issued by quarter since 2008. The first thing that jumps out is that despite the difficulties and issues which affected cat bond issuance during 2011, it was actually the most read the full article →

Record insured catastrophe losses in 2011 says Munich Re

Reinsurer Munich Re has published a review of the natural catastrophe loss event which impacted around the globe during 2011. According to their data, 2011 insured catastrophe losses reached $105 billion, beating the previous record losses of 2005 which Munich Re recorded as $101 billion.Economic losses were $380 billion during read the full article →