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Outstanding catastrophe bond capacity close to all time highs: Willis

12th June 2012

The size of the outstanding catastrophe bond market is something that everyone puts a different number on depending on whether they are talking non-life only, or perhaps they include health and longevity and whether they include some additional unrated transactions. One source who are consistent is broker Willis‘ capital markets division, Willis Capital Markets & […]

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Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding increases in 2011

5th January 2012

Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding, or the amount of active cat bond capital actually in the market at any one time, has risen during 2011 after a four year period of slow decline. Data from broker Aon Benfield’s recent Reinsurance Market Outlook report shows that the slow decline that started during the financial crisis in […]

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Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding set to rise

9th December 2011

The catastrophe bond market looks set to grow over the next year as issuance is thought likely to outstrip maturities allowing the total amount of catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding to grow. The market has shrunk since a year ago due to a high level of bond maturities (the class of 2008 cat bonds maturing) […]

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The size of the catastrophe bond market

15th September 2011

Aon Benfield Securities recently published a comprehensive report looking at the catastrophe bond market in the year up to 30th June 2011 (our previous articles on this report here and here). The report contained some excellent visualisations demonstrating the size of the catastrophe bond market over time since 2001. There is always discussion about the […]

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