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SCOR optimises retrocession, diversifies capital with Atlas IX cat bond

French reinsurance company SCOR’s $150m U.S. wind, U.S. and Canada earthquake catastrophe bond Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2015-1) is seen as a tool used to optimise the reinsurers retrocession and diversify its risk capital sources, the firm said yesterday.In an announcement on the soon-to-complete Atlas IX Capital cat bond, read the full article →

SCOR’s $150m Atlas IX cat bond priced at lowest end of guidance

French reinsurer SCOR’s latest $150m U.S. wind, U.S. and Canada earthquake catastrophe bond Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2015-1) has now been priced, and it settled right at the lowest end of the initial guidance, reflecting continued investor appetite for ILS risks.The Atlas IX Capital 2015-1 cat bond transaction launched read the full article →

Price guidance on SCOR’s $150m Atlas IX cat bond narrows at low-end

Price guidance on French reinsurer SCOR's latest $150m U.S. wind, U.S. and Canada earthquake catastrophe bond Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2015-1) has narrowed right at the low-end of initial guidance, according to sources.SCOR's latest cat bond transaction launched almost a fortnight ago and sees the reinsurance firm seeking $150m read the full article →

SCOR in $150m Atlas IX Capital 2015-1 wind & quake cat bond

French reinsurance firm SCOR is back in the ILS market with a proposed $150m U.S. wind, U.S. and Canada earthquake catastrophe bond Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2015-1), as it seeks to expand its capital markets sourced retrocession coverage.This is the second issuance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) through SCOR's Ireland read the full article →

SCOR’s Atlas IX Capital mortality bond well received by investors

French reinsurer SCOR recently completed its first non-life Atlas catastrophe bond issuance, the extreme mortality-linked Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1). Aon Benfield Securities, the capital markets and investment banking division of the reinsurance broker, structured the deal and acted as a bookrunner.Through the transaction, SCOR receives $180m of U.S. read the full article →

SCOR completes Atlas IX Capital mortality bond at $180m

French reinsurer SCOR has successfully completed its latest catastrophe bond issuance, a mortality linked deal issued through Irish limited company Atlas IX Capital Limited The transaction provides SCOR with a multi-year source of fully-collateralized retrocessional reinsurance for extreme mortality events such as pandemics.This first issuance through Atlas IX Capital does not read the full article →

SCOR restructures Atlas IX Capital mortality cat bond, pulls tranche

French reinsurer SCOR has made some structural changes to its latest catastrophe bond issuance, the extreme mortality-linked Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1), at the last-minute and has pulled one tranche of notes completely from the issuance while increasing the size of the other.We can't be certain but it does read the full article →

Atlas IX Capital mortality cat bond increases in size, price drops

Capital markets and third-party investors have shown their approval of the first mortality-linked catastrophe bond of the year, Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1) an extreme mortality insurance-linked security sponsored by French reinsurer SCOR, helping it to grow in size and pushing pricing expectations down.The Atlas IX Capital Ltd. transaction, which read the full article →

Further details on SCOR’s Atlas IX Capital mortality cat bond

Additional details are now available on the first mortality-linked catastrophe bond of the year. Last week we covered the launch of Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1) an extreme mortality insurance-linked security sponsored by French reinsurer SCOR to provide it with retrocessional reinsurance protection.Now ratings agency Standard & Poor's has published read the full article →

Atlas IX Capital extreme mortality bond launched for SCOR

The first extreme mortality insurance-linked security transaction of 2013 is coming to market, a deal which will be welcomed by many investors seeking diversification. Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1) is being launched for sponsoring French reinsurer SCOR and will provide it with retrocessional protection.Extreme mortality is a peril which has read the full article →