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What volume of catastrophe bonds do you think will be issued in 2013?

Every year in January we ask our readers for their thoughts as to what volume of catastrophe bonds and similarly structured insurance-linked security transactions they believe will be issued over the coming year. Once again in 2012 our audience guessed the correct volume, with 30% of respondents saying they thought read the full article →

What volume of catastrophe bonds do you think will be issued in 2012?

Each January we ask our readers to tell us what volume of catastrophe bonds (and similar ILS transactions) they think will be issued during the coming year. For the second year running our readers have correctly guessed that there would be between $4 billion and $6 billion of cat bonds read the full article →

2011 catastrophe bond issuance volume “quite exceptional”, says Clariden Leu

For catastrophe bond issuance to reach $4.5 billion by the end of 2011 is "quite exceptional", says Swiss private banking firm and ILS fund manager Clariden Leu in their most recent managers report. Given the low volume of issuance through the first half of the year, despite a good start 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 →

Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

Environmental Finance, the monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, investment and trading decisions, have published an interesting news article on the weather derivatives market today. The article shows that the recent hot weather across the U.S., which resulted in the fourth warmest July on record, read the full article →

What volume of catastrophe bonds do you think will be issued in 2011?

Last January we started a poll which ran all year allowing Artemis' readers to guess what volume of catastrophe bonds would be issued during 2010. Well, our readers are a knowledgeable bunch as the response with the most votes was $4B to $6B (2010 actually saw $5.2 billion of cat read the full article →

Catastrophe bond issuance could return to 2007 levels; says Aon

Following on from their recent report which was a positive look at the state of the insurance-linked securities market (which we reported on here) Aon Benfield have released a report which looks forward at the prospects for the reinsurance market in 2011. The report titled 'Reinsurance Market Outlook - Abundant read the full article →