Insurance group Zurich is returning to the catastrophe bond market with the third deal in the Lakeside cat bond series. Lakeside Re III Ltd. see’s Zurich looking to replace and also expand the cover that their last cat bond Lakeside Re II, which matures at the end of 2012, provided. Once completed Lakeside Re III will […]
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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 […]
Zurich is preparing to launch a $225m (remember that could rise) catastrophe bond to provide it with protection against earthquakes in California. The transaction will be issued by Cayman Islands based SPV Lakeside Re II Ltd.
For the second time Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance Group has increased the attachment point of its Lakeside Re III Ltd. most recent catastrophe bond at the transactions annual reset on 1st January, to adjust for a change to its exposures.
Once again, the last week has seen an increasing focus on higher yielding catastrophe bond notes in the secondary trading market, as investors seek to maximise their returns with any opportunities to buy notes that yield above the average of recent new issuance.
The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has hit another milestone in terms of insurance-linked listings of catastrophe bonds, ILS and insurance linked investment funds on the exchange, hitting 100 listings amounting to over $13 billion.
Zurich Insurance Group has increased the attachment point of its most recent catastrophe bond transaction, Lakeside Re III Ltd., at the transactions annual reset on 1st January citing increased exposure of its reinsurance requirements.
The year 2012 saw brisk activity in the registration of new insurers, reinsurers and captives in Bermuda. New insurer registrations totalled 53 for the year, according to the Bermuda Monetary Authority, with 27 of those being Special Purpose Insurers (SPI), the class of insurer in Bermuda which are largely used for catastrophe bond issuance or […]
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 […]
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 […]