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Tax reforms could drive more corporate cat bond issuance: Anger, GC Securities

The heightened use of indemnity structured transactions by corporates in the catastrophe bond arena is expected to open up the market, but for this to happen in a meaningful way, there’s likely need for some U.S. tax reform, according to Cory Anger, Managing Director of GC Securities. A key development of read the full article →

Cat bond issuers may have to pay Money Market Fund withholding tax

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist law firm Sidley Austin LLP warns that issuers of catastrophe bonds could become subject to payment of withholding tax on U.S. Money Market Fund dividends after an exception ceases to apply. Catastrophe bond issuers, typically hold the proceeds of the sale of the notes in collateral accounts read the full article →

IRS proposes to treat weather, catastrophe and longevity derivatives as notional principal contracts

Newly proposed regulations from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could change the way certain over-the-counter derivative transactions are treated for taxation purposes. The proposal would generally allow for OTC derivatives which are based on objective non-financial information to qualify as notional principal contracts (NPC's). Law firm Sidley Austin LLP have read the full article →