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Catastrophe bonds for the financial banking systems

We've mentioned in the past the potential for catastrophe bonds to be utilised by the banking systems as a way to protect against the failures we've seen due to the global financial meltdown. Now, the International Monetary Fund has published a working paper which suggests exactly that as a possible read the full article →

Catastrophe bonds on hold; pipeline to flow again soon

There's a Reuters story (available here via Insurance Journal) in the press discussing the current slowness in the catastrophe bond market despite the fact that they remain in favour with investors.The story highlights the fact that there are at least $2b worth of bonds in the pipeline some (or all) read the full article →

How the credit crisis is affecting the re/insurance market

At times like these any source of background data and information is welcome to help understanding of the impact of the credit crisis on your markets. With stock markets declining, oil prices falling by the day, businesses folding and consumer confidence waning how will this impact the reinsurance and insurance read the full article →