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Hurricane Agatha to slam Mexico. Unlikely to trouble World Bank cat bond

Hurricane Agatha is verging on reaching major Category 3 storm status as it nears the Mexican coastline with 110 mph sustained winds, but the central pressure remains far higher than would be needed to trigger the Government of Mexico's World Bank issued catastrophe bond. Hurricane Agatha formed over the weekend and read the full article →

Pamela threat to Mexico’s World Bank cat bond reduced, as forecast weakens

Yesterday, as tropical storm Pamela was intensifying in the Pacific and heading for a landfall in Mexico, the forecasts at the time were suggesting Pamela would quickly become a hurricane and then intensify to major category 3 or stronger before landfall, which suggested that Mexico's World Bank facilitated IBRD / read the full article →

Mexico struck by M7.0 quake. World Bank cat bond appears safe

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck the Pacific coast of Mexico close to the tourist heavy area of Acapulco. At this stage, it appears the World Bank facilitated IBRD / FONDEN 2020 parametric catastrophe bond that provides the Mexican government with earthquake insurance protection is safe from loss, but it read the full article →

Mexico’s cat bond coverage continues, despite shuttering of FONDEN

Mexico's still in-force $485 million IBRD / FONDEN 2020  catastrophe bond will continue to provide the country with important disaster insurance protection, as the beneficiary of the cover has been shifted away from the shuttered FONDEN disaster fund to the country's Treasury. We're told that a notification has been sent to read the full article →

Hurricane Delta hits major Cat 4 status, threat to Mexico’s cat bond increasing

Hurricane Delta has now intensified into the third major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic storm season and with further strengthening in the forecast this storm could pose a test for the World Bank issued FONDEN 2020 catastrophe bond sponsored by the Mexican government. Hurricane Delta became the fastest 25th named storm read the full article →

Hurricane Delta to hit Cat 3+, threaten Mexico’s FONDEN 2020 cat bond

Tropical storm Delta has quickly intensified to become Category 2 hurricane Delta as it moves through the Caribbean and the hurricane is now expected to reach major status, of Category 3 or higher, as it moves towards a landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at the end of this read the full article →

Hurricane Genevieve pressure implies no Mexico cat bond threat

Hurricane Genevieve remains a strong category 3 hurricane as it barrels towards the Baja Peninsula of Mexico in the Pacific, with sustained winds of 115 mph and higher gusts, but with the central pressure of the storm now rising it suggests there is no threat to the World Bank issued read the full article →

Mexico’s parametric World Bank cat bond looks safe from M7.4 earthquake

Southern Mexico was struck by a significant Magnitude 7.4 earthquake on Tuesday at around 15.30 UTC, but while the location of the earthquake appears to have fallen within a box relevant to the parametric trigger of the World Bank supported IBRD / FONDEN 2020 catastrophe bond, it does not look read the full article →

New cat bond an important piece of Mexico’s social protection strategy: Government

The government of Mexico has said that its newly issued $485 million World Bank facilitated catastrophe bond, the IBRD / FONDEN 2020 transaction, is an important part of the country's social protection strategy and reflects its "enormous commitment" to protecting its citizens from natural disasters. Mexico's latest and sixth catastrophe bond read the full article →

Mexico’s sustainable World Bank cat bond grows 14% to reach $485m

Mexico’s latest World Bank supported catastrophe bond, the IBRD / FONDEN 2020 transaction, has now successfully secured $485 million of capital markets backed natural disaster insurance protection for the country, upsizing by 14% thanks to investor demand. The successful pricing of this latest World Bank facilitate catastrophe bond issuance means that read the full article →