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Will Canada be next for catastrophe bonds?

30th September 2013

The remarks made by the head of the top financial services and insurance regulator in Canada, which called for insurers to look to catastrophe bonds as an alternative way to access risk transfer and reinsurance capital, have sparked some speculation on when we’ll see a cat bond covering solely Canadian perils.

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Swiss Re quantifies Canadian longevity risk in new report

25th October 2011

A new Swiss Re Economic Research & Consulting report reveals that Canadian pension funds have a significant amount of longevity risk to which they are exposed. Many public and private pension funds are under-reserved for longevity risks and annuity books also have exposure to the risk of scheme members living longer.

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