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.
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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.
A catastrophe bond (IBRD CAR 123-124) has been launched to the market seeking to secure risk transfer and disaster insurance protection for the Philippines, with the World Bank supporting the country in securing a capital markets backed source of capacity for catastrophe loss events.
The Philippines government is still planning to sponsor a sovereign catastrophe bond, in order to further enhance its national level disaster risk financing, and the recently announced parametric disaster insurance pilot is expected to be expanded to cover the entire country.
Typhoon Kammuri is eyeing the Philippines with the potential to intensify into a super typhoon just days after the launch of the country’s first catastrophe bond that provides it with $150 million of tropical cyclone disaster insurance protection from the capital markets.
The government of the Philippines sees the successful issuance of its first catastrophe bond, the World Bank facilitated $225 million IBRD CAR 123-124 cat bond, as an example of the country “climate proofing” itself, as well as an endorsement of its natural disaster resilience strategy.
The World Bank has now successfully completed the issuance of the first catastrophe bond to benefit the Philippines with a source of capital markets backed disaster insurance, as the $225 million IBRD CAR 123-124 cat bond transaction listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) this morning.