Monthly Archives: August 2014

Shake up in the science of earthquakes

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The cat bond and reinsurance markets are likely to be affected by a new study by the US Geological Survey. It concludes that there is a higher risk of earthquakes in many parts of the US than was previously thought. For the sixth...

News review | August 25 2014

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Hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investments will command up to 40% of the asset management industry's global revenues by 2020 as investors seek them for safety and consistent returns, according to a McKinsey report....

In the red

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Despite the lack of natural catastrophes, it has been a shaky start to the second half of the year for investors in reinsurance equity The dramatic rise of insurance linked funds has largely been driven by the success of one argument:...

News review | August 18 2014

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One of the more unusual ILS deals for 2014, MyLotto's latest Hoplon lottery bond is set to close at the targeted €50m, although it is not known whether the firm managed to source an extra €25m of collateralised reinsurance. The...

News Review | August 11 2014

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Eight members of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility have purchased excess rainfall coverage for the 2014/2015 year. Developed by the CCRIF and Swiss Re the product is aimed primarily at extreme high rainfall events...

The rise of the insurance linked fund

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An interactive map showing the growth of a new asset class For hundreds of years reinsurance was sold by reinsurers. In the early 2000s, a handful of specialist fund managers began to construct portfolios of catastrophe bonds on...

News Review | August 4 2014

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Kane Bermuda has renewed a cat bond lite transaction for an unknown cedent at a slightly smaller size than last year. The Series 2014-2 notes raised $7.32m and have been listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The Kane SAC private...