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Impact of FATCA regulations on catastrophe bond issuers unclear

23rd February 2012

A piece of U.S. regulation has been highlighted as potentially having an impact on catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security issuing entities. The insight published in this memo from law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP discusses the FATCA provisions (FATCA stands for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009), regulation which aims to reduce […]

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Could catastrophe bond SPV’s domicile in the UK?

24th March 2011

We often get asked at Artemis why catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security Special Purpose Vehicles (or special purpose insurers) are generally domiciled offshore. The Cayman Islands and Bermuda are the two domiciles of choice for the cat bond market, with the Cayman Islands currently leading the way, Dublin in Ireland has also domiciled a few […]

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Guernsey seeks to become a catastrophe bond SPV domicile

18th November 2010

There’s an interesting article (may require login) on the FT.com website which discusses Guernsey and its ambitions to continue to be the leading captive domicile in Europe but to also broaden its scope to take more advantage of reinsurance and its convergence with the capital markets through alternative risk transfer.

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