Insurance-linked securities market to achieve absolute growth in 2011, predicts Swiss Re

At a press briefing held at their London offices this morning, Swiss Re predicted that the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market will return to absolute growth during 2011 following three years where outstanding risk capital contracted. Since 2007 the ILS and catastrophe bond market has been contracting in size as read the full article →

Microinsurance beginning to show huge potential for growth

Microinsurance is beginning to show the potential for growth that market participants and commentators have been predicting. At the heart of that growth is the provision of weather index linked insurance to farmers and businesses in developing countries. The managing director of Africa Reinsurance Company Limited, Nigeria, Bakary Kamara, stated last read the full article →

More predictions of growth for the cat bond market in 2010

Press coverage of the catastrophe bond markets prospects for 2010  just keeps getting more and more positive. One of the latest pieces from Bloomberg quotes Swiss Re as saying that they expect up to a 43% increase in sales over 2009 as maturing notes are replaced and new investors are read the full article →