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Lehman linked catastrophe bond Newton Re Ltd. defaults on final payment

News 16th January 2011

The Newton Re Ltd. catastrophe bond transaction which utilised Lehman Brothers Special Financing division as counterparty for a total-return swap has now matured. The 2008 transaction has been consistently downgraded by rating agencies since the global financial crisis caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The deal matured on the 7th January 2011 but failed to […]

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Redwood Capital XI Ltd. catastrophe bond matures

News 20th January 2011

Swiss Re’s one year $150m California earthquake risk catastrophe bond, Redwood Capital XI Ltd., has matured and been delisted at the Cayman Islands stock exchange. The transaction matured on the 7th January and was delisted on the 19th. It’s safe to assume that it matured and made payment in full to investors as there were […]

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European windstorm could threaten catastrophe bonds

News 26th January 2009

It’s often overlooked that there is catastrophe bond exposure in Europe, most of the coverage is related to hurricanes in the U.S. or earthquakes. Only when an event occurs of the magnitude of this past weekends windstorm does it suddenly become a talking point in the insurance-linked securities market. A deadly storm (Klaus) blew in […]

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Lehman Brothers related cat bonds downgraded by S&P

News 30th September 2008

Standard & Poor’s have now downgraded all four of the catastrophe bonds which used Lehman Brothers Special Financing as the total return swap counterparty. The issuers of the bonds have terminated their swaps and are exploring their options and the lack of a counterparty is the reason for the following actions. ‘Ajax Re Ltd.’s class […]

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