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

3rd January 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 between $6 billion and $8 […]

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Catastrophe bond market off to unusually lively start in 2012

16th February 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 close to $800m came to […]

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Catastrophe bond market proves resilient through testing 2011

13th December 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 market coped with what Swiss […]

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Catastrophe bond market poised for significant issuance activity

29th November 2011

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 that the cat bond market […]

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ILS investor interest still far outstripping demand

17th October 2011

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.

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Catastrophe bond market prices reflective of strong investor interest

19th September 2011

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 the start of the month […]

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