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Secondary catastrophe bond indices rise further despite primary issuance

The catastrophe bond indices which we track every fortnight here on Artemis have both continued to rise over the last two weeks. The total return index tells a story that will please insurance-linked securities and cat bond fund managers as it shows that attractive cat bond market returns continue. The read the full article →

Cat bond market price and total returns continue to rise

Both the price return and total return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market have continued to rise over the last fortnight as the slightly unusual trend of price firming, some of which has been unseasonal continued. Now that the primary cat bond market has come alive with a number of read the full article →

Catastrophe bond indices fluctuate but continue to rise

The catastrophe bond indices which track the price return and total return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market have continued to fluctuate over the last two weeks but a general upwards trend remains. When we looked at these indices two weeks ago, the primary cat bond issuance market was quiet, read the full article →

Catastrophe bond price returns jump at end of February

The index tracking the price return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market has risen again in the last fortnight and at its fastest rate so far in 2013. After a small dip a week ago, likely caused by the large amount of capital interested in catastrophe bonds and ILS as read the full article →

Secondary catastrophe bond price return rises accelerate in February

Over the last two weeks the index we follow that tracks the price return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market has risen at a faster rate, after the start of the year began a little sluggishly. It's time for another of our regular looks at the Swiss Re Cat Bond read the full article →

Catastrophe bond price returns show sluggish gains so far in 2013

It's time for another of our regular looks at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices, to see what they can tell us about pricing and returns in the secondary market for catastrophe bonds and the markets general sentiment. When we last looked a fortnight ago gains for both indices read the full article →

Catastrophe bond indices recovery slows again in 2013

It's two weeks since we last looked at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices, to see what they can tell us about pricing and returns in the secondary market for catastrophe bonds, and the indices have continued to make gains although the upwards trajectory has slowed significantly. When we read the full article →

Cat bond indices start 2013 still recovering from Sandy

2013 began slowly for secondary market outstanding catastrophe bond prices. Looking at the Swiss Re Cat Bond Performance Indices, to see what they can tell us about the market, it's clear that the market enjoyed its holiday as gains have been slight. The recovery of both the price and total-return read the full article →

Total return of the catastrophe bond market beats 10% in 2012

The total return of the outstanding catastrophe bond market in 2012 beat the long-term average to come in at an impressive 10.3%. After a sluggish start to 2012 the total return of the market, as measured by the Swiss Re Global Cat Bond Performance Total Return index, climbed strongly through read the full article →

Cat bond market recovery from Sandy mark-to-market losses continues

The prices of outstanding catastrophe bonds in the secondary market continued to recoup mark-t0-market losses caused by hurricane Sandy last week, with both the price-return and total-return cat bond indices regaining ground. Demonstrating the resiliance of the cat bond market to major events, there are still a few bonds priced read the full article →