Second Green Valley Ltd. catastrophe bond to be issued

Swiss Re are bringing to market a second catastrophe bond under the Green Valley Ltd. Cayman Islands domiciled special purpose vehicle on behalf of French insurer Groupama. The transaction which comprises €100m of insurance-linked securities is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.Green Valley Ltd. issued its first read the full article →

PERILS transaction volume now at $525m

PERILS AG seem to be experiencing very positive growth of transactions utilising their industry loss indices. They last reported the volume of transactions using their index at $250m for the first six months of 2010. Judging by their latest announcement they are successfully building on that momentum and their products read the full article →

PERILS updates windstorm Xynthia loss estimate

PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company providing industry-wide European catastrophe insurance data, has announced that its loss estimates for European windstorm Xynthia have risen in its latest update on loss development for the storm.This is PERILS third loss estimate for the windstorm event which took place in February 2010. The read the full article →

AIR Worldwide updates European wind risk model

AIR Worldwide have announced a major update to their European wind risk model. This is particularly relevant (and good timing) as we are nearing the season for European windstorms and the insurance-linked security market expects a number of European windstorm cat bonds before the end of the year.AIR Worldwide says read the full article →

Hannover Re successfully closes Eurus II cat bond

Catastrophe bond issuance for 2009 now stands at $1.8b thanks to the latest deal to successfully close, Eurus II. Hannover Re has issued this €150m cat bond to protect itself from European windstorms, covering Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands. Eurus II is a renewal of read the full article →