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Secondary catastrophe bond indices rise further despite primary issuance

The catastrophe bond indices which we track every fortnight here on Artemis have both continued to rise over the last two weeks. The total return index tells a story that will please insurance-linked securities and cat bond fund managers as it shows that attractive cat bond market returns continue. The read the full article →

Cat bond market price and total returns continue to rise

Both the price return and total return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market have continued to rise over the last fortnight as the slightly unusual trend of price firming, some of which has been unseasonal continued. Now that the primary cat bond market has come alive with a number of read the full article →

Catastrophe bond indices fluctuate but continue to rise

The catastrophe bond indices which track the price return and total return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market have continued to fluctuate over the last two weeks but a general upwards trend remains. When we looked at these indices two weeks ago, the primary cat bond issuance market was quiet, read the full article →

Catastrophe bond price returns jump at end of February

The index tracking the price return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market has risen again in the last fortnight and at its fastest rate so far in 2013. After a small dip a week ago, likely caused by the large amount of capital interested in catastrophe bonds and ILS as read the full article →

Secondary catastrophe bond price return rises accelerate in February

Over the last two weeks the index we follow that tracks the price return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market has risen at a faster rate, after the start of the year began a little sluggishly. It's time for another of our regular looks at the Swiss Re Cat Bond read the full article →

Catastrophe bond price returns show sluggish gains so far in 2013

It's time for another of our regular looks at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices, to see what they can tell us about pricing and returns in the secondary market for catastrophe bonds and the markets general sentiment. When we last looked a fortnight ago gains for both indices read the full article →

Catastrophe bond indices recovery slows again in 2013

It's two weeks since we last looked at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices, to see what they can tell us about pricing and returns in the secondary market for catastrophe bonds, and the indices have continued to make gains although the upwards trajectory has slowed significantly. When we read the full article →

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

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 read the full article →

2012 cat bond market saw annual return 58% above average: Lane Financial

The catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security market delivered investors the third highest annual return of the last decade, according to date from ILS, cat bond and reinsurance consultancy Lane Financial LLC. In a report published recently which looks at statistics from the cat bond market in the fourth quarter of 2012, read the full article →

Insurance-linked security rates rise slightly, returns recover from Sandy in Q4: Lane Financial

The final quarter of 2012 saw the average rate-on-line of insurance-linked security and catastrophe bond deals rise a little after having seen declines through much of the year, according to the latest quarterly ILS market update from ILS, cat bond and reinsurance consultancy Lane Financial LLC. This could have been read the full article →