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Enormous potential for cat bonds in Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Government of Hong Kong, sees "enormous potential" for catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) to provide important disaster risk capital to underpin risks in the Greater Bay Area. The Greater Bay Area, also known as the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macau Greater Bay Area, read the full article →

Inaugural cat bond a clear vote of confidence in Hong Kong: Regulator

The inaugural catastrophe bond issuance in Hong Kong is a clear vote of confidence in the Special Administrative Region (SAR) and a sign of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead, according to regulator the Insurance Authority (IA). The implementation of Hong Kong's insurance-linked securities (ILS) regulatory regime and the legislation necessary read the full article →

Local investors took meaningful chunk of Greater Bay Re cat bond: Aon

The first catastrophe bond to be issued out of Hong Kong positions the emerging insurance-linked securities (ILS) domicile as a gateway to global institutional capital for China's risk transfer and reinsurance needs, according to Aon Securities, who also highlighted that local investors participated in the transaction. Aon Securities, the capital markets read the full article →

Catastrophe bonds broaden China’s risk diversification channels: China Re

The issuance of the first catastrophe bond through Hong Kong has helped to open up a new channel for risk diversification for the domestic catastrophe insurance market, according to the sponsor of the Greater Bay Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1), China Re Group. Last week we reported that China Re had successfully read the full article →

First Hong Kong cat bond, Greater Bay Re gets China Re $30m of typhoon cover

The very first catastrophe bond to be issued out of Hong Kong has now been completed, with a $30 million Greater Bay Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) cat bond coming to market on behalf of sponsoring reinsurer China Re. The transaction actually completed in September, but has only come to light this read the full article →

China regulator calls on insurers to sponsor cat bonds in Hong Kong

China's insurance regulator has called on insurers in the country to look to sponsor catastrophe bonds in Hong Kong as a way to access diversified sources of reinsurance capacity and offload peak natural catastrophe risks. The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) said in a notice that domestic Chinese insurers read the full article →

Greater Bay Re registered for China Re cat bond in Hong Kong

We've learned that the first company destined to be an insurance-linked securities (ILS) special purpose vehicle has already been registered in Hong Kong, with Greater Bay Re Limited established to issue a catastrophe bond on behalf of China Re, sources told us. It's an important sign of the state of readiness read the full article →