Cat bond market – infographic

Statistics has rebranded itself as ‘Big Data’. We've joined the bandwagon and created interactive charts from our data warehouse

Which insurers are supplying the catastrophe bond market?
The market impact of cat bonds has more to do with the amount of premium/coupon that is paid than the amount of limit/principal that is issued - most reinsurers work to premium targets. This chart shows the relative risk premium/spread paid by different insurance companies for their cat bonds in a particular month.

Drag the slider at the top right of the chart to change the month.


Primary pricing
The second chart (below) shows the pricing of the seven bonds that were issued in the first quarter of 2014. Bonds are scaled by their size (this time the principal). The grey fog shows the universe of bonds from the beginning of 2000. So far, 2014 has seen primary issues price at the very low end of the historical range.

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Q1 2014 Primary cat bond pricing


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Posted: Monday, May 26th, 2014