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Outstanding catastrophe bond capacity close to all time highs: Willis

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 read the full article →

Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding could grow to $16 billion by end of 2012

Not only was April a record-breaking month in terms of the amount of risk capital issued in catastrophe bond transaction, as we wrote the other day, it also saw the amount of cat bond and ILS risk capital outstanding rise to $14.7 billion according to Swiss insurance-linked securities investment manager read the full article →

Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding up $1.1 billion at 31st March 2012

At the 31st March 2012 the amount of risk capital outstanding in the catastrophe bond market was up $1.1 billion year-on-year according to data from Aon Benfield. Achieving positive growth in this metric of the market is seen as important to the ongoing development of the cat bond and insurance-linked read the full article →

Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding increases in 2011

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 read the full article →

Catastrophe bond risk capital outstanding set to rise

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 read the full article →

The size of the catastrophe bond market

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 read the full article →

Sponsors and investors demonstrate continued reliance on insurance linked securities, says Aon

Aon Benfield Securities have today published their latest annual report on the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market titled 'Consistency & Confidence'. The report looks at the market over the twelve month period ending 30th June 2011 and examines how the market has performed and any emerging trends in the read the full article →

Aon forecasts substantial issuance of catastrophe bonds in the second half of 2011

Aon Benfield are the latest reinsurance broker to publish a review of the recent 1st July renewals period. The report titled 'Reinsurance Market Outlook – June & July 2011 Reinsurance Renewals Update' looks at the renewals period and assesses where reinsurance rate and premium increases were observed around the world read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market shrinks further, becomes U.S. hurricane top heavy

It's been apparent for some months that the catastrophe bond market stalled during the second quarter as a result of the impact of the Japanese earthquake and the uncertainty caused by changes to U.S. hurricane risk models. At the start of this year the market was feeling positive about the read the full article →