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What volume of catastrophe bonds do you think will be issued in 2013?

Every year in January we ask our readers for their thoughts as to what volume of catastrophe bonds and similarly structured insurance-linked security transactions they believe will be issued over the coming year. Once again in 2012 our audience guessed the correct volume, with 30% of respondents saying they thought read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market off to unusually lively start in 2012

The catastrophe bond market has been particularly active during the month of January 2012, with an extraordinary number of new issuances coming to market, according to Swiss based investment manager and private bank Clariden Leu in their latest fund performance report. Five new cat bonds with an issuance volume of read the full article →

Aon forecasts busy Q1 for insurance-linked securities issuance and secondary trading

Aon Benfield Securities have published a report on the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market during the fourth quarter of 2011. Similar to 2009 and 2010 the fourth quarter of 2011 was the most active quarter of the year for cat bond and ILS issuance with $1.99 billion (according to read the full article →

What volume of catastrophe bonds do you think will be issued in 2012?

Each January we ask our readers to tell us what volume of catastrophe bonds (and similar ILS transactions) they think will be issued during the coming year. For the second year running our readers have correctly guessed that there would be between $4 billion and $6 billion of cat bonds read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market proves resilient through testing 2011

This morning reinsurer Swiss Re held a media event at their London offices to provide invited members of relevant media with insight into the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market over the course of 2011. The presentations began with a review of the last year and how the cat bond read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market poised for significant issuance activity

A significant forward pipeline of catastrophe bond deals is readying itself, according to broker Guy Carpenter in their end of third quarter 2011 report on the state of the insurance-linked securities and cat bond market. Looking ahead to the rest of this year and into 2012, Guy Carpenter's report says read the full article →

ILS investor interest still far outstripping demand

Most insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond investors are holding onto their portfolio positions as they wait to see what the fourth quarter will bring in the way of new opportunities to deploy capital, say investment manager Clariden Leu in their latest monthly fund managers report.During the month of September, Clariden read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market prices reflective of strong investor interest

Despite a fairly volatile month of trading in the secondary catastrophe bond market during August, market prices continue to reflect strong investor interest in the asset class according to investment manager Clariden Leu in their latest monthly fund managers report. They say that secondary cat bond trading was slow at read the full article →

Sponsors and investors demonstrate continued reliance on insurance linked securities, says Aon

Aon Benfield Securities have today published their latest annual report on the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market titled 'Consistency & Confidence'. The report looks at the market over the twelve month period ending 30th June 2011 and examines how the market has performed and any emerging trends in the read the full article →

Despite four new catastrophe bonds during July, investor demand for ILS remains strong

Despite the issuance of four new catastrophe bonds, which brought close to $700m in additional investment assets to the insurance-linked securities market, demand remains strong amongst investors seeking to access the sector according to investment manager Clariden Leu in their latest monthly fund managers report.The new transactions which all involved read the full article →