Monthly Archives: October 2017

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The influx of 'alternative' capital has meant a qualitative change in the way that the reinsurance market is financed. Events over the summer mean that some structures are being tested for the first time. As anticipated, the the losses...

News review | October 23 2017

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US primary military mutual insurer USAA remains the most prolific of catastrophe bond sponsors and is back in the market for its 30th transaction, with a $225m Residential Reinsurance 2017 Ltd (Series 2017-2) multi-peril deal, seeking...

News review | October 16 2017

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There was a burst of catastrophe bond trading activity last week, with a number of hurricane-exposed bonds trading in the secondary market, including many that haven't traded since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. It was the busiest day of trading...

News review | October 09 2017

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According to consultancy Lane Financial, the yields in the catastrophe bond market are up between 15% and 25% following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexico earthquakes, a number it cautions could “easily rise that much...