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Assurant may look to cat bonds and collateralized reinsurance again

U.S. specialty insurance group Assurant has been an end-user of capital markets third-party backed reinsurance capacity for some time, through its catastrophe bonds and use of collateralized coverage. In 2014 Assurant may look to the capital markets again.After its mid-year 2013 reinsurance renewals had been completed Assurant said that catastrophe read the full article →

Catastrophe bonds broaden coverage for Assurant

Assurant, the U.S. specialty insurer, has announced the completion of their property catastrophe reinsurance program for the year. They finalised their reinsurance arrangements for the 2011 hurricane season at the June renewals and in the announcement give a little insight into how their previously issued catastrophe bonds act as part read the full article →

Ibis Re II catastrophe bond closes at $150m

The second Ibis Re Ltd. catastrophe bond transaction from Assurant Inc. has now closed. The deal upsized significantly (by 50%) to $150m from the initial value of $100m that was marketed. Assurant took advantage of the demand within the marketplace to secure an increased level of cover for itself.The transaction read the full article →