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Banks look to contingent capital as form of catastrophe insurance

26th February 2013

Contingent capital has been back on our radar recently thanks to the market rumours suggesting that reinsurer Swiss Re has been arranging a marketing roadshow for a contingent convertible bond issuance recently. The first time we wrote about contingent capital on Artemis it was not with reference to reinsurers however, it was discussing whether contingent […]

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Natural catastrophe insured losses rise with economic growth

24th March 2011

Insured losses from natural catastrophes are rising as the world becomes more developed and economic growth increases, particularly in developing areas of Asia, says insurer Allianz in a new report. The average annual cost of insured claims from catastrophes has risen eight-fold, from $5 billion in 1970 to $40 billion in 2010.

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Japan earthquake updates (15th March)

15th March 2011

For our latest updates read our article from the 16th March. We’re continuing our updates on the situation in Japan after last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. We’ll keep this page updated with items we feel of interest to our readers. Links to our other articles related to this disasters can be found below.

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Big emerging economies are most at risk of climate change

21st October 2010

A new study has produced a global ranking which shows the vulnerability of 170 countries to the impact of climate change over the next 30 years. The Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI), from Maplecroft, is designed to enable organisations to identify areas of risk within their operations, supply chains and investments. It also serves as […]

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Catastrophe insurance for banks

19th November 2009

One of the big things to come out of the recent financial market turmoil is a desire to have better back stops for the banking system and to find a way to prevent the need for breaking up banks that fail. Many ideas have been mooted, including catastrophe bonds (as we’ve written about previously), with […]

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