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Zurich announces completion of Lakeside Re II Ltd. catastrophe bond

News 28th December 2009

Zurich Financial has announced the completion of its $225m catastrophe bond, Lakeside Re II Ltd. The three year deal will protect its subsidiaries Zurich American Insurance Co. Ltd. and Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd. against potential claims from certain qualifying earthquakes across the state of California. The offering is said to have been oversubscribed although Zurich […]

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27 Special Purpose Insurer registrations in Bermuda show popularity of collateralised reinsurance

News 22nd January 2013

Over the course of 2012 the island of Bermuda become home to 53 new international insurers, four new insurance agencies, five new insurance managers and two insurance brokerages. Of the insurers, 27 are Special Purpose Insurers and most of these have been formed to undertake some kind of fully collateralised reinsurance often with third-party capital […]

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With latest Lakeside Re cat bond Zurich achieve broader investor support

News 21st January 2013

The Lakeside Re III Ltd. catastrophe bond which completed in December brought benefits to sponsoring insurance group Zurich beyond purely transferring risk to the capital markets. The $270m U.S. and Canada earthquake cat bond provides Zurich with a multi-year source of collateralized reinsurance indemnification on an annual aggregate basis. It is Zurich’s third cat bond in […]

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