Platinum Underwriters


Topiary Capital Ltd., Japan earthquake activated catastrophe bond, downgraded by A.M. Best

A.M. Best have joined Standard & Poor's in downgrading the rating of the catastrophe bond notes issued in 2008 by Topiary Capital Ltd. (our article on S&P's downgrade here). Topiary Capital, while not expecting a loss due to the 11th March earthquake disaster in Japan, has been activated meaning it read the full article →

Topiary Capital Ltd. catastrophe bond activated by Japan earthquake, rating downgraded

Finally the fate of one of the catastrophe bonds which was exposed to the 11th March earthquake and tsunami in Japan is made clear. Since the disaster re/insurers who have sponsored catastrophe bonds that had exposure to Japan quake have been waiting for risk modelling firms who act as calculation read the full article →

S&P still unsure on outcome for Topiary Capital

Standard & Poor's is still unsure on the final outcome for the Japanese earthquake threatened catastrophe bond, Topiary Capital Ltd. The deal issued by Platinum Underwriters in 2008 is currently on CreditWatch negative, and that's where S&P say it will stay until they receive the calculation report from Risk Management read the full article →

Platinum believe Japan earthquake to be an activation event for Topiary Capital Ltd. catastrophe bond

Platinum Underwriters have issued a statement regarding their catastrophe losses experienced so far during 2011 including some commentary about their exposure to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As we have written previously, Platinum Underwriters have a catastrophe bond, Topiary Capital Ltd., which could be activated by the Japanese earthquake. After read the full article →

Topiary Capital Ltd. catastrophe bond placed under review by A.M. Best

A.M. Best has announced that they are placing the $200m Topiary Capital Ltd's Series 2008-1 Class A notes under review with developing implications in the wake of the earthquake disaster in Japan. The catastrophe bond notes, issued on behalf of Platinum Underwriters and due on August 5th 2011, were put read the full article →

Platinum’s Topiary Capital catastrophe bond on CreditWatch negative following Japan quake

The outcome for the catastrophe bonds exposed to the Japanese earthquake event is becoming clearer. Of the deals exposed, the first to have its ratings put on watch for a downgrade is Topiary Capital Ltd., a $200m second-event U.S. hurricane, earthquake, Euro windstorm and most importantly Japanese quake bond issued read the full article →