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Demand for flood catastrophe bonds could grow: Swiss Re

News 7th September 2012

A new report from Swiss Re finds that flood insurance losses are growing rapidly while the insurability of flood as a peril continues to prove difficult for the insurance and reinsurance sectors. No other natural catastrophe impacts as many people on an annual basis, with floods impacting an estimated 500 million people per year. Back […]

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Flood catastrophe bonds could be the future of the NFIP

News 8th March 2011

The future of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been in the balance for some time. There have been repeated calls from reinsurance industry figures and also some politicians to end the public subsidised  NFIP and to allow the private reinsurance and risk transfer markets to step in.

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FEMA’s new flood cat bond to settle at upsized $575m, prices down

News 18th February 2021

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be delighted with the outcome of its latest visit to the catastrophe bond market, as its FloodSmart Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1)  issuance will now secure the upsized target of $575 million of reinsurance protection, while pricing has been fixed at the bottom of an already reduced range.

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