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GC Securities on the completion of the Kibou Ltd. Japanese earthquake cat bond

GC Securities, the capital markets arm of broker Guy Carpenter and a division of MMC Securities, have published a press release regarding the recent completion of the Kibou Ltd. Japanese earthquake catastrophe bond. The $300m transaction is the first pure Japan earthquake cat bond to come to market since the read the full article →

Kibou Ltd. catastrophe bond from Zenkyoren doubles in size

The new catastrophe bond which has been issued on behalf of Japanese cooperative insurer Zenkyoren by sponsor Hannover Re, Kibou Ltd., has now completed and managed to double in size before close demonstrating the attractiveness of the diversifying peril that was on offer. Kibou Ltd. was successfully completed and will read the full article →

Ibis Re II and Kibou catastrophe bonds both likely to upsize before close

Two of the catastrophe bonds which are still being marketed to investors are likely to upsize before close according to sources in the investor community. Demand has been strong for both the latest cat bond from Assurant, Ibis Re II Ltd. Series 2012-1 and the return to the cat bond 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 →

Three new catastrophe bonds begin marketing

The pipeline for new catastrophe bond issuance in 2012 is beginning to look very busy with deals launching in the last week and hoping to complete quickly.We know of three new transactions which are currently being marketed and hear of more which should launch soon, possibly by month end. The read the full article →