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2013 catastrophe bond issuance on course for a record, as Q2 hits $3.35 billion

2013 catastrophe bond market issuance looks set to reach new highs as the second-quarter brings issuance to record levels for the first six months of the year and leaves the market well on its way to achieving $7 billion plus of issuance by the end of the year. Q2 saw read the full article →

Cat bonds: $7 billion+ issuance, $17 billion+ outstanding possible by year-end, says GC Securities

Yesterday the Catastrophe Bond Update: First Quarter 2013 report was published by GC Securities, the capital markets specialist arm of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter which is involved in many recent catastrophe bond deals as a structurer, arranger or bookrunner. In an article we published yesterday, we largely covered the discussion read the full article →

Catastrophe bond issuance in 2012 now surpasses 2011 total

Thanks to the three latest catastrophe bonds of 2012 which all finished doing the investor rounds and priced this week (Mythen Re Ltd. (Series 2012-2), Atlas Reinsurance VII Ltd and Queen Street VII Re Ltd), the total volume of cat bonds issued this year has already surpassed the total issued in read the full article →

Catastrophe bond issuance and on-risk capacity at 30th June 2012

Yesterday we wrote our first article about the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market report published by Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA), the capital market division of global broker Willis. The report covers the cat bond and ILS markets issuance from Q2 of 2012 as well as providing insight read the full article →

$2.118 billion catastrophe bond issuance in Q2, year to date hits $3.61 billion

We're now into July and so can report on the volume of catastrophe bonds that were issued during the second quarter of 2012. After a record Q1 the second quarter, while not hitting record levels, has reached a very healthy $2.118 billion of new catastrophe bond issuance according to transactions read the full article →

April a record-breaking month for catastrophe bond risk capital issued

The huge Everglades Re Ltd. catastrophe bond which completed in April at a record $750m for a single cat bond helped the month become the strongest single month for volume of catastrophe bonds issued since the market began, according to the latest report from Swiss insurance-linked securities investment manager Plenum read the full article →

Q1 2012 catastrophe bond and ILS issuance hit $1.493 billion, over $2 billion year-to-date

The first quarter of 2012 saw record catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security issuance with the total volume of cat bonds and ILS issued hitting $1.493 billion at the end of March. This beat last year's record Q1 issuance of $1.015 billion by $478m as both regular sponsors and some new read the full article →

$7 billion of catastrophe bond issuance possible in 2012

The catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market looks like it could be on for a bumper year in 2012, according to the positive sentiment from speakers at the recent SIFMA ILS conference in New York. We attended the conference to hear leading participants from the market discuss the issues read the full article →

Catastrophe bond issuance could hit $6 billion in 2012: Axa

Almost everyone we speak to is bullish about the prospects for the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market over the year ahead. Most people predict an issuance volume of at least equal to 2011, but some are predicting much higher. One of those people predicting a year of growth is read the full article →

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 →