Monthly Archives: May 2018

And they’re off…

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Following a record-breaking 2017, Tropical Storm Alberto has just kicked off this year's cyclone season by drenching Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. After last year's successful forecast, NASA's Tim Hall has dusted off his ouija board...

News review: May 29 2018

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The World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) has made its first cash disbursement, providing a $12m grant to assist in the response to the recent Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the...

News review | May 21 2018

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French-headquartered global reinsurer SCOR has returned to the capital market for its first catastrophe bond in over two years and has switched its preferred ILS domicile to the UK, leveraging the new regulatory regime there to sponsor...

News review | May 15 2018

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The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) is returning to the catastrophe bond market with a fourth transaction in its Alamo Re series of deals, a $300m or greater multi-peril cat bond. This fourth cat bond from TWIA is the...

News review | May 08 2018

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Nationwide Mutual’s return to the catastrophe bond market in 2018 looks set to result in a bumper issuance, as the still-being-marketed Caelus Re V Ltd. (Series 2018-1) has grown by 50% to now offer investors $450m of US catastrophe...