Aon Benfield Securities publish Q4 2010 insurance-linked securities market report

Aon Benfield Securities has published its latest report looking into the last quarter of activity in the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market. The Q4 2010 report looks at the key trends of the past quarter and provides some good insight into issues which affect the market (such as risk read the full article →

The catastrophe bond transactions issued during 2010

Here's a useful list of all of the catastrophe bonds we have recorded as issued during the year 2010. Each deal is linked to our catastrophe bond deal directory where you can read more details on the transaction structure and cover provided by each cat bond. By our reckoning there read the full article →

Aon Benfield put 2010 insured catastrophe losses at $38 billion

Aon Benfield has published their Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report for 2010 which reviews the natural disasters that occurred throughout the year and looks at the economic cost and the amount of insured losses which resulted from them. The report shows that the incidence of natural catastrophes globally during 2010 read the full article →

40% of existing catastrophe bond capital to mature by end of June 2011

Guy Carpenter have published the third and fourth parts to their Q3 2010 catastrophe bond market review. The series make for interesting reading and we've linked to all four parts of the report below (we suggest you read them). The third part of Guy Carpenters report discusses the fact that 40% read the full article →

Busy hurricane season in 2010 doesn’t equal high losses

So it's the 30th of November, the final day of the 2010 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season, so time to take a brief look back at the season just gone. Despite being extremely active, with 19 named storms, the 2010 hurricane season will be best known for the lack read the full article →

GC Forecat predicts more landfalling hurricanes for southeast U.S. in 2010 season

GC Forecat, the pre-season hurricane forecast product from Guy Carpenter, is predicting higher than normal risk of landfalling hurricanes for the U.S. southeast region (coastline from Atlantic Florida-Georgia border to Cape Hatteras). That is the only region that their report (available via the excellent GCCapitalideas.com blog here) predicts a greater read the full article →

More predictions of growth for the cat bond market in 2010

Press coverage of the catastrophe bond markets prospects for 2010  just keeps getting more and more positive. One of the latest pieces from Bloomberg quotes Swiss Re as saying that they expect up to a 43% increase in sales over 2009 as maturing notes are replaced and new investors are read the full article →

Predictions for the insurance-linked security and weather risk markets in 2010

Regular readers of Artemis might remember our article from a year ago which asked some of our industry friends for their opinions on the prospects for insurance-linked securities and weather risk management for 2009. Looking back at that article, a lot of the predictions were accurate and it ended up read the full article →

Commentary points to busy 2010 for cat bonds

As I've been saying for some time now, 2010 could be a busy year for the cat bond market. Now both Risk Management Solutions and Munich Re have come out in agreement. RMS says (in this press release) that  it's been the most active 4th quarter of cat bond activity read the full article →

Early 2010 Atlantic tropical storm & hurricane season forecast

The Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) research initiative is the first to issue a very early long-range forecast for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. After a benign 2009 you might think that we'd be in for more of the same next year, however the forecast from TSR is for an above read the full article →