The calculation agent has now found that holders of the Philippines governments World Bank issued IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond do not face any loss of principal following the wind-related impacts of tropical storm Megi (locally known as storm Agaton), Artemis has learned.
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Having already been triggered and paid out US $52.5 million, we’ve now learned the Philippines governments World Bank issued IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond will not face any additional loss of principal because of the rainfall from super typhoon Rai (locally known as Odette).
The triggering and impending $52.5 million payout of the Philippines catastrophe bond by recent typhoon Rai (known in the Philippines as Odette), demonstrates a “tangible result” of the country’s disaster risk financing work, according to its Finance Secretary.
The Philippines government will make a recovery under the terms of its World Bank issued IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond, as the event calculation process has now run and super typhoon Rai (locally known as Odette) has breached the parametric trigger for wind, Artemis has learned.
The Philippines government’s World Bank facilitated IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond transaction is under threat from typhoon Goni, which may cause a partial loss of principal for investors in the cat bond if it maintains significant wind speeds as it approaches Manila.
The Taal volcano in the Philippines which began erupting yesterday poses a potential threat to the Philippines government’s IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond transaction, which would be on-risk should a major earthquake occur due to the volcano’s current active state.
The extent of the devastation caused by recent typhoon Kammuri’s impacts on the Philippines has become clearer, as the latest report from the government shows more than 460,000 properties damaged.
Singapore and the World Bank aligned their missions to collaborate on the recent landmark first catastrophe bond issuance for the Philippines, as the pair look to stimulate insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance in Asia as a financial solution for climate resilience.
The inaugural catastrophe bond to benefit the Philippines will also set another ILS market first, as the $225 million of notes issued through the World Bank’s IBRD CAR 123-124 cat bond transaction will be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).
The first catastrophe bond ever issued to cover natural peril exposures in the Philippines has now been priced, as the landmark transaction from the World Bank gets nearer to completion.