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Swiss Re cat bond Index delivers highest half-year return ever at 10.34%

Thanks to a very strong first-half of investment returns from the catastrophe bond market, the Swiss Re cat bond Index, probably the most widely used benchmark in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, has delivered a record performance for any half-year on record.

The Swiss Re catastrophe bond Index provides a widely used benchmark for the total returns delivered by the outstanding cat bond market.

Reflecting the higher spreads available in catastrophe bonds and some performance delivered by the continued recovery in values of some cat bond positions that proved unaffected by last year’s hurricane Ian earlier this year, the Swiss Re cat bond Index has soared to a record level.


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