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Catlin’s Galileo Re 2015-1 cat bond closes at upsized $300m

Insurance and reinsurance group Catlin has completed its latest catastrophe bond transaction, Galileo Re Ltd. (Series 2015-1), upsizing the transaction by 50% to close it securing $300m of protection for a variety of natural perils.Galileo Re 2015-1 was launched a few weeks ago and saw Catlin seeking a 3 year read the full article →

Catlin launches $200m Galileo Re 2015-1 higher risk/return cat bond

Catlin Group has returned to the catastrophe bond market to seek at least $200m of reinsurance cover with the issue of Galileo Re Ltd. (Series 2015-1). Interesting the deal covers a significantly higher level of risk than the firms last cat bond.Insurance and reinsurance firm Catlin, London-listed with a broad read the full article →

Galileo Re demand shows investor appetite for catastrophe risk: WCMA

The recent completion of the Galileo Re Ltd. catastrophe bond, which saw demand from investors boost its size by 71% while at the same time pushing down pricing , shows the insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets continued appetite for catastrophe risk, according to Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA).The Galileo Re read the full article →

Galileo Re takes 2013 catastrophe bond issuance to $6.54 billion

The completion yesterday of global specialty property casualty insurer and reinsurer Catlin’s latest catastrophe bond transaction, the $300m Galileo Re Ltd. (Series 2013-1), has taken 2013 catastrophe bond issuance to $6.54 billion, past the total seen in 2012 for the first time.According to the Artemis Deal Directory catastrophe bond and insurance-linked read the full article →

Catlin’s Galileo Re cat bond grows again to $300m at final pricing

Global specialty property and casualty insurance and reinsurance firm Catlin's latest catastrophe bond transaction, Galileo Re Ltd. (Series 2013-1), has grown in size again as the deal reached final pricing. The cat bond is now $300m in size after investor demand helped it upsize by 71% while marketing.The Galileo Re read the full article →

Catlin’s Galileo Re cat bond jumps in size to $250m, pricing drops

The Galileo Re Ltd. (Series 2013-1) catastrophe bond which was launched to the ILS investor market a week ago on behalf of global specialty property and casualty insurance and reinsurance firm Catlin has jumped in size by almost 43% and seen its price guidance fall to below the initial range.Update read the full article →

$175m Galileo Re multi-peril catastrophe bond launched for Catlin

Global specialty property and casualty insurance and reinsurance firm Catlin is returning to the catastrophe bond market in search of capital markets backed reinsurance cover for the first time since 2008 with a new multi-peril cat bond deal, Galileo Re Ltd. (Series 2013-1).Catlin last sponsored a cat bond deal back read the full article →

Catlin could raise up to $500m through alternative capital structures

Reuters reports today that the chief executive of Catlin, one of the largest syndicates at Lloyd's, Stephen Catlin, suggested that they could seek to raise up to $500m to take advantage of the trend for rising catastrophe insurance prices after the heavy toll of disasters so far this year.In an read the full article →