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Catastrophe bonds increase in importance again: Fitch

Catastrophe bonds increased in importance for the global reinsurance industry again in 2021, Fitch Ratings has said, as the record levels of issuance seen helped to make cat bonds an even larger pool of risk capital supporting reinsurer businesses. Momentum in the catastrophe bond market continues to increase, Fitch said in a recent report, highlighting […]

Philippines cat bond triggers on typhoon Rai (Odette) winds, $52.5m payout due

The Philippines government will make a recovery under the terms of its World Bank issued IBRD CAR 123-124 catastrophe bond, as the event calculation process has now run and super typhoon Rai (locally known as Odette) has breached the parametric trigger for wind, Artemis has learned. As we reported back on December 22nd, the Philippines Government […]

ILS fund return potential rising with reinsurance rates: Frontier Advisors

The forward-looking return potential of many insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund portfolios continued to rise over the last year and it’s likely this has accelerated through January 2022, as price rises in reinsurance and retrocession boost no-loss and expected return metrics. Recent analysis undertaken by Frontier Advisors, an Australian independent investment consultant with an insurance-linked securities […]

Private ILS allow investors to harvest illiquidity premia: Ahmad, Schroders

For investors looking at insurance-linked securities (ILS), in order to gain the full diversifying benefits of an allocation to the asset class, it is important to look to the private ILS and collateralised reinsurance segment as well as catastrophe bonds, Zeba Ahmad, Alternatives Director at Schroders has said. While catastrophe bonds provide a clear way […]

Catastrophe bonds integral to insurance ecosystem: Schultz, Aon Securities

Just over twenty-five years since the issuance of what is considered the first true, widely syndicated, catastrophe bond transaction, the structure has cemented its role within the insurance ecosystem, according to Aon Securities CEO Paul Schultz. Commenting on the record year of 144A catastrophe bond issuance seen in 2021, Schultz of Aon Securities, the investment […]

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