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European cat bond grant proposals set to be welcomed?

29th June 2023

As we reported back in April, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) have highlighted the use of catastrophe bonds as critical to support the supply of catastrophe insurance and reinsurance across the region, while also proposing issuance is brought closer to home.

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ECB & EIOPA call for EU cat bond issuance platform

24th April 2023

A new paper from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) highlights the potential for increased use of catastrophe bonds to support the overall supply of catastrophe insurance across the European Union (EU), as climate change threatens to widen the protection gap. According to the joint discussion paper, […]

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European catastrophe bond market could grow due to economic climate

26th July 2011

We covered two interesting insights from Aon Benfield’s recently published ILS Second Quarter Update 2011 report last week when we wrote about the Aon Benfield ILS indices and the heightened interest in catastrophe bonds among Japanese insurers. A third insight from the report looks at the cat bond market in Europe and the potential for […]

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Second Green Valley Ltd. catastrophe bond to be issued

15th September 2010

Swiss Re are bringing to market a second catastrophe bond under the Green Valley Ltd. Cayman Islands domiciled special purpose vehicle on behalf of French insurer Groupama. The transaction which comprises €100m of insurance-linked securities is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

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PERILS transaction volume now at $525m

14th September 2010

PERILS AG seem to be experiencing very positive growth of transactions utilising their industry loss indices. They last reported the volume of transactions using their index at $250m for the first six months of 2010. Judging by their latest announcement they are successfully building on that momentum and their products are becoming widely accepted.

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AIR Worldwide updates European wind risk model

14th September 2010

AIR Worldwide have announced a major update to their European wind risk model. This is particularly relevant (and good timing) as we are nearing the season for European windstorms and the insurance-linked security market expects a number of European windstorm cat bonds before the end of the year.

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