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Standard & Poor’s on the catastrophe bond rating process

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services gave a rating to $3.365 billion of catastrophe bonds during the first five months of 2014, already 65% of the $5.16 billion of cat bonds S&P rated in 2013 and 70% of the $4.8 billion rated by the agency in 2012. The record amount of catastrophe read the full article →

S&P provides ratings on $5.16 billion catastrophe bonds in 2013

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services provided the ratings on $5.16 billion of catastrophe bond issuance in 2013, including medical benefit payments linked and mortality bond transactions, up on the $4.8 billion rated in 2012. The $5.16 billion of cat bonds rated in 2013 was approximately 68% of total cat bond market read the full article →

S&P updates its catastrophe bonds rating criteria

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has published an update to one of its rating criteria articles related to natural peril catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS). The updated rating criteria 'Rating Natural Peril Catastrophe Bonds: Methodology And Assumptions' is the result of S&P refining and adapting its methodology and assumptions for read the full article →

S&P updates two criteria with relevance to catastrophe bond ratings

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has published two updated structured finance rating criteria reports, both of which have some relevance to anyone involved in issuance of catastrophe bonds. Updates aren't major in either case, but it is worth casting an eye over the reports to ensure you are familiar with read the full article →

Insurance-linked securities: Insurance companies or issuers of asset-backed securities?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to propose new rules and amendments to the way ratings agencies conduct their business. The proposed rules, which the members of the SEC voted to put out for comments for sixty days to get feedback from interested parties, are intended to read the full article →