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Catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities (ILS) reading and research

This section contains a selection of articles and papers discussing catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities, including catastrophe bond research, insurance linked security (ILS) research as well as cat bond and ILS papers.

We have a separate section which details many of the catastrophe bond and ILS market reports from reinsurance brokers and other market participants.

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If you’re interested in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities transactions you should visit the Artemis Deal Directory. It lists all the publicly known catastrophe bond & insurance-linked security transactions since the markets inception. The Directory contains details on more than 300 cat bond and ILS deals.

Catastrophe bond & ILS news and articles from Artemis

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Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities research & reports

Cat Bond v Traditional Reinsurance Chart
Guy Carpenter Sep 2008

Looking forward, looking back – in-depth examination of ILS
Lane Financial Jan 2010

Exploring the Isles ILS
Lane Financial Oct 2011

The Fundementals of ILS
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Catastrophe Risk Management – Implications of Default Risk and Basis Risk
Andreas Richter May 2002

Sovereign Cat Bonds and Infrastructure Project Financing
The Wharton School

Managing Catastrophe Risk
Wharton Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes

Will Catastrophe Bonds Wipe Out Pensions?
Bloomberg Oct 2013

House Committee on Financial Services: Hearing entitled ‘Catastrophe Bonds: Spreading Risk’
Committee on Financial Services Oct 2002

Catastrophe Risk Bonds
Georgia State University Nov 1997

Alternative Risk Transfer Structuring and Efficacy
Vimit Kapoor, Puneet Singh

Improving Risk Allocation Through Cat Bonds
Hamburg University – Working Papers on Risk and Insurance Nov 2002

ILS – A niche market expanding
Deutsche Bank Research Oct 2010

Financial Innovation in the Management of Catastrophe Risk
The Wharton School Dec 1997

ILS Comes of Age Structured Products on the Horizon
Guy Carpenter Jan 2008

The Risk Implications of Insurance Securitization: Do Catastrophe Bonds Lower the Default Risk of Issuers?
Bjoern Hagendorff, Jens Hagendorff, Kevin Keasey Nov 2011

The Market for Catastrophe Risk: A clinical examination
National Bureau of Economic Research Feb 2001

El Nino Buoys Catastrophe Bonds As Hurricane Season Ends
By Marc Hochstein and Ross A. Snel

Customizing Reinsurance and Cat Bonds for Natural Hazard Risks
David C. Croson, Howard C. Kunreuther

Territorial Diversification of Catastrophe Bonds 
Risk Management Solutions Ltd Feb 2001

Insuring California Earthquakes and the Role of Catastrophe Bonds
Jose S. Penalva Zuasti Feb 2001

Cat Bonds Persevere
Frontiers of Risk Magazine Jan 2009

So You Want to Issue a Cat Bond
Air Worldwide Feb 2012

A Catastrophe Bond Niche: Multiple Event Risk
Risk Management Solutions Ltd Feb 2004

Using Catastrophe-Linked Securities to Diversify Insurance Risk: A Financial Analysis of Cat Bonds
Journal of Insurance 1999

Unlocking the Potential of ILS
PWC – Bermuda 2012

The CAT’s are out of the bag
Business Week 1998

An Introduction to Cat Bonds
Fixed-Income Specialist Jul 2012

Insurance Linked Securities – A Market Primer
Brookvine Feb 2010

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