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S&P keeping watch on hurricane Irene exposed catastrophe bonds

27th August 2011

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has issued a press release to say that they are keeping an eye on the progress of hurricane Irene as she approaches the U.S. coastline in case the storm has any impact on any catastrophe bonds that they provide ratings for. A number of catastrophe bonds have potential exposure to […]

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How much does a landfalling hurricane cost?

28th June 2011

Hurricanes are capable of inflicting extremely large amounts of damage when they make landfall on highly populated, urbanised regions of the U.S. coastline. Reinsurers have long had a fear of a direct hit on Miami from a major hurricane, an event which could cause over $100 billion worth of damage. The uncertain nature of the […]

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