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How the insurance-linked securities market has reacted to a volatile year

It's been a trying year for the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market as participants have had to come to terms with numerous large catastrophe events, some of which have resulted in losses to investors in specific cat bonds, a market slow down while it digested the events and the read the full article →

Insurance-linked securities cited as investment asset to withstand recession

Yet again insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds are being held up as great investment assets in the current uncertain global economic climate and once again Australia is where the discussion is coming from. In their latest Ibbotson Insight article titled 'Capital Preservation for Australian Investors', their Head of Alternative Investments read the full article →

S&P comment on rating methodology for medical benefit linked securitizations

Standard & Poor's has issued a press release which provides commentary on their approach to rating medical benefit linked securitization transactions such as the Vitality Re Ltd. and Vitality Re II Ltd. deals which were issued on behalf of insurer Aetna. The commentary provides some information on the factors that read the full article →

New company launches to target oil spill risk insurance-linked securities

As our readers will be aware, we've written recently about the potential for the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond marketplace to absorb some of the oil industries risks related to large oil spills and the resulting pollution liabilities.Our interest in this subject began in late June 2010 when, with the read the full article →

More thoughts on catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities for oil spill risks

We received so much feedback on an article we wrote a year ago on the potential for catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities to provide a source of reinsurance for oil spills that we decided to follow up with some insight from market participants on the subject. Last week we published read the full article →

Oil Spill Risk – A Potential Market for ILS?

As some of our readers will remember we have written previously about the potential application of insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond type structures to cover oil spill risks and liabilities. We've spoken with some market participants about this idea and will be publishing the feedback we receive. Our first response read the full article →