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Muteki Ltd. cat bond could have been triggered by Japan quake

News 31st March 2011

We’ve received a number of reports over night from sources suggesting that the $300m Muteki Ltd. catastrophe bond, issued by Munich Re on behalf of Japanese cooperative Zenkyoren, has been triggered by the 11th March earthquake in Japan. The transaction is measured against the K-Net data, which we understood was still not complete, but sources […]

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Nakama Re Ltd. cat bond comes to market for Zenkyoren

News 19th August 2013

Zenkyoren, the Japanese National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives, is once again returning to the catastrophe bond market to expand its reinsurance protection for Japanese earthquake risks, with a new cat bond called Nakama Re Ltd. (Series 2013-1), we understand.

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RMS updates Japan earthquake model with lessons from Tohoku

News 4th October 2012

The Tohoku, Japan earthquake and tsunami event in March 2011 was so impactful that it has changed scientists views of earthquake risk across Japan. Nobody expected such a huge tsunami to occur and even though Japan is one of the most earthquake exposed countries in the world, the magnitude and location of the quake were […]

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EIOPA: Increased volume of catastrophe bond issuance is astonishing

News 14th June 2012

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), one of the three supervisory entities in the European System of Financial Supervision and responsible for the insurance, reinsurance and pensions sectors, has published its latest Financial Stability Report for the first half of 2012. The report looks at issues affecting the financial stability of the re/insurance […]

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