Monthly Archives: October 2016

News review | October 31 2016

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Regular cat bond sponsor USAA is offering a new Residential Re issuance with a target size of $280m, making the deal its largest per-occurrence ILS transaction in recent years. The US multi-peril issuance is more than double the...

Known unknowns

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What premium should the owners of the Empire State Building pay for terrorism insurance in 2017? Insurers and reinsurers often need to quantify the risk of events occurring where there is no relevant data to analyse or where the risk...

News review | October 24 2016

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New Ocean Capital Management along with its major shareholders, XL Group and Stone Point Capital, has announced a newly-formed strategic relationship with Mitsui. Mitsui has committed an initial $100m of proprietary investment capital...

Q3 2016 pricing update

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A quarterly review of reinsurance pricing metrics The third quarter is a slow month for trading reinsurance and, by itself, the thin data is inconclusive about which way the market is heading. But many participants think that...

News review | October 16 2016

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Bonds tied to weather risks tumbled the most in four years as Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida. The Swiss Re Cat Bond Price Return Index dropped 1.7 percent last week, the steepest decline since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, after S&P...

News review | October 03 2016

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Cat bond issuance in Q3 totalled $1.087 billion from eight transactions, making it the third most active Q3 of the last decade, in terms of deal volume, and one of the busiest in the market’s history in terms of number of deals, according to Artemis....

Hurricane Matthew (and Nicole) – Live Blog

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InsuranceLinked and NASA's Tim Hall are following the latest developments of Hurricane Matthew. Over the next few days, we will be posting on the latest meteorological forecasts and the likely market impact. ...