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Atlas IX Capital mortality cat bond increases in size, price drops

Capital markets and third-party investors have shown their approval of the first mortality-linked catastrophe bond of the year, Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1) an extreme mortality insurance-linked security sponsored by French reinsurer SCOR, helping it to grow in size and pushing pricing expectations down.The Atlas IX Capital Ltd. transaction, which read the full article →

Further details on SCOR’s Atlas IX Capital mortality cat bond

Additional details are now available on the first mortality-linked catastrophe bond of the year. Last week we covered the launch of Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1) an extreme mortality insurance-linked security sponsored by French reinsurer SCOR to provide it with retrocessional reinsurance protection.Now ratings agency Standard & Poor's has published read the full article →

Atlas IX Capital extreme mortality bond launched for SCOR

The first extreme mortality insurance-linked security transaction of 2013 is coming to market, a deal which will be welcomed by many investors seeking diversification. Atlas IX Capital Limited (Series 2013-1) is being launched for sponsoring French reinsurer SCOR and will provide it with retrocessional protection.Extreme mortality is a peril which has read the full article →

Lawfirm Kramer Levin hires ILS experienced partner, Rabinowitz

Lawfirm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP  has announced a new hire to its insurance Practice Group today who brings with him a signficant amount of experience in insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond legal work. Daniel A. Rabinowitz joins the firm as a partner and will be based in Kramer read the full article →

RMS on their innovative approach to modelling the Vita Capital V mortality bond

Risk modelling firm Risk Management Solutions (RMS) are providing both risk modelling and calculation agent services to the recently completed Vita Capital V Ltd. mortality-linked security transaction which completed this week. The transaction provides sponsor Swiss Re with a $275m source of extreme mortality cover via a catastrophe bond type read the full article →

Vita Capital V takes Swiss Re’s Vita extreme mortality protection to over $2.25 billion

Reinsurer Swiss Re has released some comments on the completion of their latest extreme mortality securitization, Vita Capital V Ltd. As we wrote earlier today, Vita Capital V successfully completed at $275m yesterday and received its ratings. It's Swiss Re's fifth Vita securitization in the last three years and the read the full article →

Vita Capital V Ltd. completes successfully, takes 2012 insurance-linked securities issuance to $4 billion

Swiss Re's sixth issuance in their series of Vita mortality-linked catastrophe bond (or insurance-linked security) deals has completed successfully. Vita Capital V Ltd. completed and received its formal ratings yesterday after being in the market since we first wrote about the deal three weeks ago, during which time it nearly read the full article →

Swiss Re’s Vita Capital V mortality-linked catastrophe bond upsizes significantly

As we wrote recently, Swiss Re are marketing the sixth issuance in their series of Vita mortality-linked catastrophe bond (or insurance-linked security) deals. The transaction, Vita Capital V Ltd. , which has been marketing for two weeks began as a $100m deal split into two tranches of mortality-linked notes according read the full article →

Nathan Ltd. not downgraded over total return swap counterparty downgrade

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the spectre of the total return swap counterparty vanished from the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market a number of years ago after Lehman Brothers collapse caused the default of a number of cat bonds they were a swap counterparty to. However there are read the full article →

Vita Capital V Ltd. marketing, new mortality-linked catastrophe bond from Swiss Re

Reinsurer Swiss Re has begun marketing their latest insurance-linked security transaction and this time it's a deal that the wider ILS investment market should appreciate as it's a diversifying opportunity and a life transaction. Swiss Re are bringing their latest Vita Capital mortality-linked catastrophe bond to market, their fifth such read the full article →