2011 catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security issuance by peril

Reinsurer Swiss Re published some interesting data insights into the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security market in their recent ILS market update, which we covered in more detail here. One of the interesting graphs in the report shows the mix of perils that were issued in ILS or cat bond read the full article →

2011 catastrophe bond issuance volume “quite exceptional”, says Clariden Leu

For catastrophe bond issuance to reach $4.5 billion by the end of 2011 is "quite exceptional", says Swiss private banking firm and ILS fund manager Clariden Leu in their most recent managers report. Given the low volume of issuance through the first half of the year, despite a good start read the full article →

Clariden Leu: Four to five publicly placed catastrophe bonds expected by year end

Insurance-linked securities focused Swiss private bank and investment manager Clariden Leu have said that based on discussions they had with market participants at the Monte Carlo Rendezvous in September they expect to see four to five publicly issued catastrophe bond transactions by the end of the year.In addition they expect read the full article →

The size of the catastrophe bond market

Aon Benfield Securities recently published a comprehensive report looking at the catastrophe bond market in the year up to 30th June 2011 (our previous articles on this report here and here). The report contained some excellent visualisations demonstrating the size of the catastrophe bond market over time since 2001. There read the full article →

‘We could see a wave of catastrophe bond issuance’

The title of this post is taken from ratings agency Moody's article regarding the CEA's recent directly issued catastrophe bond, more on that Moody's article in our piece published earlier today. Moody's are suggesting that the conditions are right for a large uptick in the volume of catastrophe bond issuance, read the full article →