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The catastrophe bond transactions issued during 2010

4th January 2011

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 were 26 deals issued about […]

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Busy hurricane season in 2010 doesn’t equal high losses

30th November 2010

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 of U.S. mainland impact.

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

21st January 2010

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 blog here) predicts a greater than normal risk of landfalling […]

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More predictions of growth for the cat bond market in 2010

21st January 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 lured to the market (by […]

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Commentary points to busy 2010 for cat bonds

7th January 2010

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 ever and that almost 70% […]

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