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S&P say insurance-linked securities market coped well with turbulent start to year

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's say that the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market has coped well with the turbulent catastrophic events and market impacting incidents seen in the first half of the year.In a report published today titled 'Insurance-Linked Securitization: Navigating Through A Turbulent Start To 2011', S&P run read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market shrinks further, becomes U.S. hurricane top heavy

It's been apparent for some months that the catastrophe bond market stalled during the second quarter as a result of the impact of the Japanese earthquake and the uncertainty caused by changes to U.S. hurricane risk models. At the start of this year the market was feeling positive about the read the full article →

Weather derivatives market grew by 20% in 2010-2011, says WRMA

The weather derivatives market while not receiving a huge amount of press in the last year, has been quietly growing in size as end users of weather derivatives and associated weather risk management tools increase in number and diversity. The Weather Risk Management Association has announced the results of their read the full article →

Q2 insurance-linked securities issuance likely lower than last year: Aon Benfield

Aon Benfield Securities, the investment banking subsidiary of re/insurance broker Aon, has published its latest quarterly update on the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market today. The report looks at the trends within the market in Q1, discusses issues such as the impact of the earthquake in Japan on cat read the full article →

Record $1 billion catastrophe bond issuance in Q1

Strong investor demand and attractive market conditions resulted in a record first quarter of 2011 for catastrophe bond issuance said Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA) in their recently published Q1 cat bond market report. $1 billion of catastrophe bonds were issued during Q1 2011 compared to $650m in the read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market growth expected in 2011

Confidence is brimming about the prospects for another healthy year of catastrophe bond issuance. Global reinsurer, Munich Re have issued a press release discussing the prospects for the market over the coming year. They expect the market to achieve total growth in 2011, with a greater volume of catastrophe bonds read the full article →

Aon Benfield Securities publish Q4 2010 insurance-linked securities market report

Aon Benfield Securities has published its latest report looking into the last quarter of activity in the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market. The Q4 2010 report looks at the key trends of the past quarter and provides some good insight into issues which affect the market (such as risk read the full article →

What volume of catastrophe bonds do you think will be issued in 2011?

Last January we started a poll which ran all year allowing Artemis' readers to guess what volume of catastrophe bonds would be issued during 2010. Well, our readers are a knowledgeable bunch as the response with the most votes was $4B to $6B (2010 actually saw $5.2 billion of cat read the full article →

2011 catastrophe bond issuance could exceed $6 billion, says Willis

Willis Capital Markets and Advisory, the division of broker Willis that advises re/insurers and clients on capital markets products and issues, has published a review of the fourth quarter 2010 insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market. It's the first time we can remember Willis publishing an update on ILS and read the full article →

Environmental Finance names weather risk winners in annual market survey

Environment Finance, a leading publication covering the environmental markets, has announced the results of its annual market survey. One of the subjects covered was the weather risk management market and as such we thought our readers would be interested in the poll results.The survey aims to reveal which firms have read the full article →