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Japanese insurers looking to capital markets for risk transfer alternatives

5th April 2012

According to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, in their just published April renewals report, they have noticed ceding insurers in Japan increasingly evaluating the capital markets as a potential alternative or supplemental source of risk transfer capacity. April renewals are particularly important for Japanese insurers as this is the main reinsurance renewal season for the Asia […]

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Details emerge on Zenkyoren’s Kibou Ltd. catastrophe bond

16th January 2012

More details have emerged on the new catastrophe bond which is being marketed by sponsor Hannover Re to provide protection to their reinsured, Japanese National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives, Zenkyoren. The Kibou Ltd. catastrophe bond is the first which aims to cover Japanese earthquake risks alone since the quake and tsunami struck last March. […]

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Japanese non-life insurers may look for new sources of catastrophe reinsurance

21st November 2011

Japanese non-life insurers, hit by huge claims followed by soaring reinsurance rates after the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit the country in March may become active in sourcing alternative catastrophe reinsurance arrangements, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. The report ‘Japan Earthquake Insurance: The Great Tohoku’s Effects‘ looks at the state of […]

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