After Kizuna Re II, expect more Japanese catastrophe bonds: Moody’s

Credit rating agency Moody's said in a report that the recent completion of the Kizuna Re II Ltd. catastrophe bond is a credit positive event for sponsor Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire and could spur issuance of more Japanese cat bonds. Moody's notes that the Kizuna Re II catastrophe bond is read the full article →

Japanese insurers looking to capital markets for risk transfer alternatives

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 read the full article →

Details emerge on Zenkyoren’s Kibou Ltd. catastrophe bond

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 read the full article →

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

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' read the full article →