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Catastrophe bond hard market continued to weaken in Q2: Lane Financial

The hard market in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) continued to weaken through the second-quarter of 2021, leading consultancy Lane Financial LLC to warn that pricing may return to neutral through to the end of the year. Lane Financial's analysis of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security (ILS) pricing data shows read the full article →

Strong pricing execution a hallmark of Q1 2021 cat bond issuance

Artemis’ data shows that robust investor demand for traditional 144A catastrophe bond-linked returns resulted in strong pricing execution for sponsors of transactions in the first-quarter of 2021, a trend that has continued into Q2. During the opening quarter of the year, the average price change of successfully issued traditional 144A cat read the full article →

Cat bond & ILS hard market may be coming to an end: Lane Financial

There is evidence that the hard market in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) may be coming to an end, as data suggests that softening may finally have begun and could continue if 2021 remains loss free, according to consultancy Lane Financial LLC. ILS focused consultancy Lane Financial LLC has been read the full article →

2020 ends with an ILS whimper, as rates go sideways: Lane Financial

As expected, the catastrophe bond hard market persisted through the final quarter of 2020, but the year "went out with an ILS whimper" according to consultancy Lane Financial, as insurance-linked security (ILS) rates-on-line went sideways. Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security (ILS) rates-on-line remained flat through the fourth-quarter of 2020, the latest read the full article →

Seasonality hits rates, but cat bond hard market to persist: Lane Financial

Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security (ILS) rates-on-line retreated during the third-quarter of 2020, as the expected effects of seasonality hit one of the market benchmarks, the synthetic ILS rate-on-line Index calculated by Lane Financial. Despite the clear retreat in rates, as they tumbled by almost 18% during the quarter, ILS focused read the full article →

Cat bond rates-on-line accelerate 11% in Q2, hard market entrenched: Lane

Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security (ILS) rates-on-line continue to accelerate away as the hard market persists, rising another 11% in the second-quarter of 2020, according to the synthetic ILS rate-on-line Index calculated by Lane Financial. Cat bond and ILS rates and pricing continue to sit in what Lane Financial would call read the full article →

Cat bond rates rise 13% in Q1, up 56% since 2016: Lane Financial

Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security (ILS) rates-on-line were up by a huge 13% in Q1 2020 and have risen by 56% since the end of 2016, as measured by the synthetic ILS rate-on-line Index calculated by Lane Financial. It puts cat bond and ILS rates firmly in hard market territory, with read the full article →

Investors who cashed-out of ILS on coronavirus threat, likely to return: Lane

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investors who cashed-out their holdings during March, as the world's financial markets declined in the face of the Covid-19 coronavirus threat, are likely to return and may bring more investors with them, Lane Financial LLC believes. As we've been documenting, in recent weeks some ILS read the full article →

Cat bond rates gain 2% in Q4, hard market continues: Lane Financial

Catastrophe bond and ILS rates-on-line, as measured by a synthetic Index calculated by Lane Financial, rose 2% in the final quarter of 2019, as insurance-linked securities (ILS) remained in hard market territory and yields returned to levels seen earlier in the year. The latest data from consultancy Lane Financial LLC's synthetic read the full article →

Cat bond rates declined in Q3, but ILS still a hard market: Lane Financial

Catastrophe bond and ILS rates-on-line, as measured by a synthetic Index, declined by 7% in the third-quarter of 2019, falling back to levels seen at the beginning of the year, but at the same time ILS remains in hard market territory, the latest data from Lane Financial LLC shows. In fact, read the full article →