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

3rd January 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 between $6 billion and $8 […]

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The size of the catastrophe bond market

15th September 2011

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 is always discussion about the […]

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Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

11th August 2011

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, has impacted weather derivatives trading […]

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Catastrophe bond issuance could return to 2007 levels; says Aon

13th September 2010

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 Capital To Cultivate Growth‘ looks […]

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