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 bond issuance) and this answer was in the lead right from the very start of last year. We thought we’d poll our readers with the same question for 2011.
So now we ask the same question again but for 2011. Do you think the improved market conditions and active cat bond market experienced towards the end of 2010 will continue and we’ll see a bumper year for cat bonds in 2011? What volume of cat bonds do you think will come to market during 2011? Cast your vote below.
Here are the results of our 2010 poll which shows our readers correctly predicting that there were between $4 to $6 billion of cat bonds issued. As we now know there were $5.2 billion of catastrophe bonds issued during 2010, so our readers were spot on.