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AXA Global Life launches Benu Capital mortality catastrophe bond

AXA Global Life is seeking a source of fully-collateralized reinsurance coverage for excess mortality events from a catastrophe bond structure with a newly launched €250m transaction named Benu Capital Limited.This is the first pure mortality cat bond since September 2013's Atlas IX Capital from French reinsurer SCOR.Benu Capital Limited, a read the full article →

Hannover Re completes capital markets mortality swap

German reinsurance firm Hannover Re has successfully completed a retrocessional transfer of extreme mortality risks to the capital markets, through the placement of an index-linked mortality swap with largely institutional investors.The swap covers extreme mortality scenarios on a multi-year basis, hedging life insurance risks against a sudden and severe increase read the full article →