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Records, growth for ILS & collateralized reinsurance market in 2014: Aon

This year has seen records fall across the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector, with the highest ILS issuance seen as well as a record amount of collateralized reinsurance capacity put to work, making 2014 a banner year for the sector.Aon Benfield Securities (ABS), the capital markets and ILS read the full article →

Catastrophe bond & ILS market reaches record high at $23.431 billion

The outstanding catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market, based on transactions listed in the Artemis Deal Directory, has reached a new all-time high of $23.431 billion, demonstrating that ILS and cat bonds continue to generate strong interest.Both sponsors and investors have continued to demonstrate their increasing comfort with the insurance-linked read the full article →

Outstanding cat bond & ILS market passes $23 billion for first time

The amount of risk capital outstanding in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities listed in the Artemis Deal Directory has passed a new milestone, reaching a record all-time high of $23.062 billion with the completion of the latest transactions.The outstanding cat bond and ILS market has been growing steadily through 2014 read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market hits $19 billion outstanding for first time

For the first time in its approximately sixteen and three-quarter year existence, the catastrophe bond market has hit a new record for the amount of risk capital outstanding, with the market having reached over $19 billion in size for the first time.Based on data shared by reinsurer Swiss Re and read the full article →

Cat bonds: $7 billion+ issuance, $17 billion+ outstanding possible by year-end, says GC Securities

Yesterday the Catastrophe Bond Update: First Quarter 2013 report was published by GC Securities, the capital markets specialist arm of reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter which is involved in many recent catastrophe bond deals as a structurer, arranger or bookrunner. In an article we published yesterday, we largely covered the discussion read the full article →

$16.5 billion catastrophe bond market at year-end 2012 a record, says Aon Benfield

The catastrophe bond market finished 2012 on a high reaching a record for the total volume of cat bonds outstanding at the end of the year of just over $16.5 billion, according to reinsurance broker Aon Benfield's figures in its annual review of the catastrophe bond market. Issuance of new read the full article →

Size of the catastrophe bond market hit record high at end of Q3: WCMA

2012 has been a landmark year for the catastrophe bond market, with the second highest level of issuance on record (as we wrote back in October here) for a single year which, according to insight from Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA) has now taken the cat bond market to an read the full article →

Aon Benfield size the ILS market at $14.9 billion, expect $6 billion of issuance in 2012

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield has published its latest reinsurance market outlook report covering the state of the market at mid-year (our article from earlier today on this report can be found here). The report also includes some commentary on the capital markets side of reinsurance, specifically on the insurance-linked securities read the full article →

ILS and catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding nears $15 billion

Yesterday we wrote about Swiss Re's latest insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market update report which see's the reinsurer review the state of the ILS market during the first-half of 2012. Swiss Re give the ILS and cat bond sector a clean bill of health and are bullish on its read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market grows further in Q2 2012, nears all time high

During the first six months of 2012 catastrophe bonds have continued to play an important, and growing, role in the property catastrophe risk transfer market, says a latest quarterly reinsurance market report published today by broker Guy Carpenter. The year to date has seen particularly robust issuance levels of new read the full article →