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Liberty Mutual: Insurance-linked securities market offered more value than traditional reinsurance

News 9th August 2012

Aon Benfield Securities recently published Q2 insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market report included an interview with Elaine Caprio Brady, Vice President and Manager of Ceded Reinsurance at Liberty Mutual Insurance. The interview discusses Liberty Mutual’s use of the insurance-linked securities market as they issued their most recent catastrophe bond, Mystic Re III Ltd. (Series […]

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Upcoming catastrophe bond maturities by peril

News 8th June 2012

The catastrophe bond market has seen a busy year so far in 2012 with the total volume of new cat bond issuances now sitting at $3.588 billion according to the data in our Deal Directory. As fast as the market grows from new issuances though it is of course shedding capacity at the other end […]

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Recent and upcoming catastrophe bond maturities

News 27th March 2012

As securities go, catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities are relatively short duration, with an average lifespan of three years. This means that while new issuance flows into the market there is a constant stream of transactions maturing, coming off risk and freeing up investor capital allowing it to be deployed into the new transactions. A […]

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Catastrophe bond maturities continue apace in June

News 10th June 2011

The rate of catastrophe bond maturities has picked up with five transactions maturing in the last few days and another two due to mature before the end of the month. With close to $2.4 billion of cat bonds due to mature by the end of this quarter there is plenty of excess capital which is […]

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S&P updates default table, changes cat bond ratings

News 12th May 2008

Standard & Poor’s have amended a default table they use to help them rate insurance linked securitizations and catastrophe bonds. 11 cat bonds and six life mortality securitizations have been affected by the change. These default tables are amended occasionally to help S&P apply a rating that better reflects observed corporate defaults. Ratings on 8 […]

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