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Catastrophe bond coupons drop by average 16% during marketing in 2013

10th April 2013

The article we published yesterday on the average upsizing of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securitizations (listed in our Deal Directory) so far in 2013 drew a number of questions. Some readers wanted to know how the pricing for these transactions had changed during the time they were offered in the market to investors, so we’ve […]

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December was quiet in the catastrophe bond market due to hurricane Sandy

16th January 2013

Both the primary and secondary catastrophe bond markets were subdued in December as the markets participants continued to assess the fall-out and industry losses that hurricane Sandy had caused. Many insurers and reinsurers had been forced to put their planning and purchasing of U.S. hurricane reinsurance and retrocession on hold and this is thought to […]

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Cat bond and ILS spreads are approaching historic lows: Swiss Re

20th December 2012

2012 has been an interesting year as far as transaction pricing and the spreads of outstanding catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities have developed. Spreads of new cat bond transactions have been tightening throughout the year and this is a trend that reinsurer Swiss Re said would likely continue into 2013 at their recent insurance-linked securities […]

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Sandy impact on October ILS fund returns appears varied

13th November 2012

Normally by this stage of the month we have a pretty good idea how insurance-linked security and catastrophe bond funds have performed in the prior month, but this time Sandy has muddied the waters somewhat. ILS fund managers are being slower to publish their funds October returns as calculating the impact of mark-to-market losses caused […]

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