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Diversity in the outstanding cat bond & ILS market at year end 2011

31st January 2012

Diversity and the hunt for diversification are key topics which regularly come up in our articles, our discussions with participants in the market and our coverage of deals and transactions in the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities spaces. Diversity is a factor which enables the market to grow, encourages investors to enter the market, makes […]

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2011 cat bond & ILS monthly issuance vs historical average

23rd January 2012

Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security issuance patterns went out the window last year as the issues the market faced impacted primary market deal flow and resulted in some months drastically underperforming while others significantly outperformed in terms of new cat bonds or ILS issued. Reinsurer Swiss Re published a graph in their recent ILS market update, […]

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Catastrophe bond issuance by quarter

6th January 2012

Here’s an interesting chart from Aon Benfield’s recent Reinsurance Market Outlook report. The chart shows the volume of catastrophe bonds issued by quarter since 2008. The first thing that jumps out is that despite the difficulties and issues which affected cat bond issuance during 2011, it was actually the most balanced year of issuance in […]

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Asia Pacific accounts for over two-thirds of 2011 insured catastrophe losses

29th December 2011

Of the approximately $108 billion of natural and man-made catastrophe insured losses experienced during 2011 the Asia-Pacific region accounted for over two-thirds of them, according to data published by Guy Carpenter today. This broke a historical trend of U.S. based events dictating the movement of property catastrophe reinsurance pricing, something borne out by the large […]

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