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News review | November 30 2015

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Zenkyoren has returned to the cat bond market with a new $200m Nakama Re offering, seeking reinsurance cover for Japanese earthquake events. The indemnity transaction has a similar structure to the mutual insurer's $375m Nakama Re...

News review | November 23 2015

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The CEO of UK terrorism backstop Pool Re has responded to the French prime minister Manuel Valls' concerns over chemical or biological attacks by terrorist groups. "Pool Re is ready and able to respond to any such heinous assault...

News review | November 09 2015

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Interest in cat bonds is waning, according to an article in the UK's Financial Times. It notes that new issuance has barely kept up with a wave of maturities and that the level of cat bonds outstanding is roughly flat, at about $25bn. "Earlier investor...

News review | October 19 2015

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Details of a new $275m catastrophe bond, issued by National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), have emerged. It is the first time Amtrak has obtained capital markets protection for storm surge and wind from named storms as...

NASA’s Dr Tim Hall analyses a cat bond

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InsuranceLinked's resident scientist uses his hurricane model to analyse the default probabilities of a recent cat bond issued by AIG. Compass Re II is a $300m US hurricane catastrophe bond issued by AIG that covers the 2015 hurricane...

The S curve – the effect of wealth on insurance markets

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The global insurance industry is not fulfilling its potential - many companies and individuals are underinsured for key risks. In less developed countries, losses from natural catastrophes can be almost totally uninsured. Last month,...

Forward to Hedging Hurricanes by Adam Alvarez

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Forward by Michael Millette Click here for the US edition $5.95   Click here for the UK edition £3.95 or search your local Amazon site for 'Investing in Hurricanes' Insurance-linked bonds and funds have graduated from their...

Investing in Hurricanes

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InsuranceLinked is pleased to announce the publication of the Kindle edition of our popular introduction to the industry: Investing in Hurricanes: A Concise Guide to Reinsurance, Catastrophe Bonds, and Insurance Linked Funds. 'Adam Alvarez...

XL-Catlin

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2014 – the convergence market, converged

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Our Christmas quiz and a look back at 2014 2014 was the year that the convergence market converged. Most large insurance companies – and many smaller ones – now use reinsurance and catastrophe bonds interchangeably. In recent...

Seasonal hurricane forecast map with NASA’s Dr Tim Hall

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The 2014 hurricane season continues to be well below long-term average by many measures. We are now about a week past the climatological peak in hurricane formation, and so far we’ve had 5 named storms, one major hurricane (Edouard), and no US...

Investing in Hurricanes

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A concise introduction to reinsurance, catastrophe bonds and insurance linked funds Click to access the latest version. The Guide ...

News review l March 3 2014

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Blue Capital Management, the ILS fund manager operated by Bermudian reinsurer Montpelier Re, is intending to complete the third share placement for its London listed Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund. Proceeds from this third...

ILS database

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This database combines data from number of sources. Errors and omissions to editor@insurancelinked.com. ...

News Review | 23 September 2013

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Broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) announced it will acquire the reinsurance brokerage business of Towers Watson for $250m. The deal will more than double the size of JLT’s reinsurance business. Once completed, the merger of the two companies’...