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Catastrophe bond ratings on watch due to new RMS hurricane model

18th April 2011

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has placed the ratings of 16 tranches of catastrophe bond deals on CreditWatch negative due to recent changes in the risk model which was used to assess these cat bonds risks at the time of their issue. All the affected transactions utilise the Risk Management Solutions (RMS) RiskLink U.S. hurricane […]

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Foundation Re III Ltd. Series 2011-1 rated by S&P

19th February 2011

Hartford Fire Insurance Co’s recently closed catastrophe bond issued by their Cayman based SPV Foundation re III Ltd. has received its rating from Standard & Poor’s. The $135m of catastrophe bond notes provide Hartford and certain subsidiaries with four years of cover against U.S. hurricanes on a per-occurrence basis.

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Foundation Re III Ltd. Series 2011-1 catastrophe bond being marketed

10th February 2011

The Hartford is once again returning to the catastrophe bond market with its latest issuance in the Foundation Re series of deals. Active in cat bond issuance since 2004 when it issued its first Foundation Re transaction, The Hartford has become a regular issuer of insurance-linked securities to provide it with multi-peril reinsurance protection. This […]

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Foundation Re III Ltd. cat bond upsized to $180m

24th January 2010

The Hartford’s upcoming catastrophe bond, Foundation Re III Ltd., has been upsized to $180m during the marketing phase. The notes have been well received by investors we hear and the Hartford is taking advantage of this to raise the deal from its initial size of $100m. Full details on Foundation Re III Ltd. are available […]

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Hartford set to launch $100m Foundation Re III Ltd. catastrophe bond

13th January 2010

The Hartford Fire Insurance Company is getting prepared to launch a $100m catastrophe bond through its Foundation SPV based in the Cayman Islands. Foundation Re III Ltd. is currently being marketed at a preliminary amount of $100m as a transaction designed to provide the Hartford with reinsurance on a per-occurrence basis over a four year […]

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