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European windstorm exposures static at €54 trillion: PERILS

European windstorm exposures, as measured by insured property values included in the PERILS AG Industry Exposure Database have remained relatively static in 2016, totaling €54 trillion in the latest release of the industry sums insured data set.Zurich-based PERILS AG, the provider of industry-wide European catastrophe exposure, industry loss data and read the full article →

Industry loss triggers face ongoing competition from indemnity: PERILS

The use of industry loss triggers in risk transfer transactions such as catastrophe bonds and other private ILS or collateralised reinsurance arrangements, decreased in recent years as high levels of re/insurer equity capital and competition from indemnity triggers affected uptake.Industry loss calculations and indices provide a useful proxy for insurance read the full article →

PERILS joins NatCatDAX Alliance, for catastrophe insurance data in Asia

PERILS AG, to date a provider of industry-wide European catastrophe exposure, industry loss data and indices, has joined the Singapore-based Natural Catastrophe Data and Analytics Exchange (NatCatDAX) Alliance, which will help it broaden its coverage to include some Asian countries.Zurich-based PERILS explained that the NatCatDAX Alliance has been set up read the full article →

European windstorm exposures hit €54 trillion in PERILS database

European windstorm exposures as measured by insured property values included in the PERILS AG Industry Exposure Database have risen by 4.5% to a huge €54 trillion in the latest release of the industry sums insured data set.Zurich-based PERILS AG, a provider of industry-wide European catastrophe exposure, industry loss data and read the full article →

PERILS update shows European windstorm insured exposures up 3.5%

PERILS AG, the provider of industry-wide European catastrophe insurance exposure, data and indices, has released the 2014 update of its exposure database which shows that European windstorm insured exposures are up 3.5% on a constant FX rate basis.The 2014 update of the PERILS Europe Industry Exposure Database contains updated market-wide property read the full article →

Catastrophe bond markets total return 11% in 2013

The total return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market in 2013 has beaten the long-term average for the second year running, with the 2013 total return reaching a very healthy 10.9%, as measured by the Swiss Re Global Cat Bond Performance Total Return index.The 2013 total return of the catastrophe read the full article →

Catastrophe bond price return index slows rise in October

The inexorable rise of the Swiss Re Global Cat Bond Performance Price Return index, which tracks the price return for all outstanding USD denominated cat bonds and has been rising consistently since late July, has slowed as we move through October.The index, showing price returns of outstanding cat bonds, has read the full article →

2013 cat bond & catastrophe reinsurance investment returns on track

The outstanding catastrophe bond market returned over 1.5% in September, following on from an even healthier 1.7% return in August, demonstrating that despite declines in pricing, catastrophe bond returns remain a very attractive proposition for institutional investors.These figures are from the Swiss Re Global Cat Bond Performance Total Return Index, read the full article →

Cat bond price return index at highest point since Tohoku quake

After more than two and a half years the Swiss Re Global Cat Bond Performance Price Return index, which tracks the price return for all outstanding USD denominated cat bonds, has made it back to its highest level since the index plummeted after the Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami.The index read the full article →

Spread tightening lifts secondary catastrophe bond indices

Spread tightening on catastrophe bonds exposed to U.S. wind risk has lifted the secondary cat bond market indices in recent weeks. Now deep in the middle of the Atlantic hurricane season, typical seasonality has returned to secondary cat bond prices and values have increased on hurricane exposed bonds.Throughout 2013 we've read the full article →