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Cat bond market recovery from Sandy mark-to-market losses continues

19th December 2012

The prices of outstanding catastrophe bonds in the secondary market continued to recoup mark-t0-market losses caused by hurricane Sandy last week, with both the price-return and total-return cat bond indices regaining ground. Demonstrating the resiliance of the cat bond market to major events, there are still a few bonds priced below par, but even those […]

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Secondary catastrophe bond prices continue slow recovery

11th December 2012

The slow recovery of many secondary market catastrophe bond prices continues in the wake of hurricane Sandy. Most of the impacted bonds which are now understood to be safe have recovered the mark-to-market losses they had seen, a number of others remain priced below par as their fate is still uncertain. Other cat bonds continue […]

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Post-Sandy secondary cat bond price recovery slows down

3rd December 2012

The post-Sandy rebound in secondary catastrophe bond prices slowed in the last week. After a healthy bounce of over 1.3% when we looked last Monday, this week the Swiss Re cat bond indices have only seen very slight upward movement. This is perhaps a sign of continuing uncertainty over the eventual insurance industry loss that […]

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Catastrophe bond prices recover some Sandy losses last week

12th November 2012

After the big decline in secondary market catastrophe bond prices seen in the week after hurricane Sandy made landfall we thought it would be good to catch up on the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices again to see how the last seven days had affected them. As the impact of Sandy on exposed catastrophe […]

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Swiss Re catastrophe bond indices continue to climb

15th October 2012

Recent months have seen investors in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities make their best returns of the year as secondary market prices have soared thanks to strong demand and a benign hurricane season. It’s time for our fortnightly look at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices (our last article here) to see what they […]

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