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Philippines gets $500m World Bank catastrophe contingent credit line

The Philippines has received more catastrophe protection with the help of the World Bank, as its government has signed up to another $500 million catastrophe contingent line-of-credit through a new Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option arrangement, dubbed CAT-DDO 4. The Philippines has benefited from these novel catastrophe contingent credit arrangements before, having had read the full article →

Jamaica cat bond is largest World Bank issue relative to beneficiary GDP

Fitch Ratings has made an interesting observation related to the Jamaica’s first catastrophe bond, the $185 million IBRD CAR 130 transaction that came to market in July. It represents the largest World Bank facilitated cat bond, relative to the sponsor government's GDP. That's important as it shows a catastrophe bond that read the full article →

Cat bond not a “handout”, Jamaica aims to renew by itself: Minister

The fact foreign donors paid for the premiums associated with Jamaica's first catastrophe bond does not mean it was a "handout" the country's Minister of Finance has explained. Jamaica’s first catastrophe bond, the recently placed IBRD CAR 130 transaction, was priced and saw the Caribbean island nation securing the upsized target read the full article →

Jamaica’s cat bond priced at upsized $185m, ILS funds take 66% of notes

Jamaica's first catastrophe bond, the IBRD CAR 130 transaction, has now been successfully priced and the Caribbean island nation has secured the upsized target of $185 million of coverage, with pricing closer to the upper-end of guidance. Dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment funds took the lions share of the cat bond read the full article →

Jamaica’s World Bank catastrophe bond could upsize to $185m

The first catastrophe bond for Jamaica, which as we were first to report ten days ago launched as a $175 million IBRD CAR 130 transaction with the support of the World Bank, is now said by our sources to have a chance of closing a little larger, at $185 million read the full article →

Jamaica’s first cat bond launched at $175m by World Bank IBRD

The first catastrophe bond to benefit the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica has now been launched to investors, with the IBRD CAR 130 transaction, that is being issued via the World Bank, set to provide the Government with a $175 million or greater source of named tropical storm and hurricane read the full article →

World Bank CAT DDO pays out $20m for La Soufrière volcanic eruption

The Governments of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have received $20 million in disaster risk financing support from the World Bank to aid their recovery from the recent eruption of the La Soufrière volcano, after a catastrophe contingent line of credit was triggered. The eruption of the La Soufrière volcano on read the full article →

World Bank fully supportive of direct sovereign risk transfer: Bennett

The efforts of the World Bank around disaster risk financing for its members continues to be a real benefit, and while the organisation can and will do more, this isn’t about being the dominant force in the market, according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, World Bank read the full article →

World Bank & its members see real benefits of ILS: Bennett, ILS NYC 2021

The World Bank sees the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector providing significant benefits for member country governments, but elements of the catastrophe bond structure could be adapted to make it an even more attractive tool for sovereign disaster risk financing. This is according to Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance, read the full article →

Philippines Gov requests cat bond loss calculation for typhoon Goni

The Bureau of the Treasury of the Republic of the Philippines has issued notice to the calculation agent for its World Bank facilitated IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond transaction that it believes recent super typhoon Goni to be an applicable event that requires a calculation of the modelled losses to read the full article →