Monthly Archives: December 2015

News review | December 21 2015

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French reinsurance firm SCOR has seen its latest catastrophe bond, Atlas IX Capital DAC (Series 2016-1), grow by 20% during marketing to reach $300m in size, while at the same time the pricing has been moved to the top end of initial...

The alternative twelve days of Christmas

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A seasonal round-up of the big stories of 2015. Happy holidays. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me... Twelve tropical depressions As predicted by Tim Hall and others, Atlantic storm...

News review | December 14 2015

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Watford Re has launched a Gibraltar-based motor insurance company. Watford Insurance Company Europe has been assigned a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of "a-" by AM Best. Hedge fund reinsurer...

News review | December 07 2015

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Swiss Re has returned to the cat bond market after a two-year hiatus to launch an extreme mortality bond. The $100m Vita Capital VI bond will provide Swiss Re with protection against extreme mortality events. It covers what is believed...

Under pressure – MultiCat Mexico C

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When the National Hurricane Center publishes its 2015 end of season report, the contents will be more than academic for ILS investors. The $100m MultiCat Mexico C could face a total default based on the published central pressure measurements...

Insurers beat forecasts on strong fundamentals

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The glut of reinsurance capital has disrupted parts of the industry, but the insurance industry as a whole continues to post strong results. Nick Martin takes a look at third quarter earnings. Nick Martin is the Co-Manager of the...