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Mexico “setting the standard” with use of World Bank catastrophe bonds

With the successful issuance of the $175 million IBRD CAR Mexico 2024 (Pacific) named storm catastrophe bond, on the heels of the $420 million IBRD CAR Mexico 2024 that provides Atlantic named storm and earthquake protection, Mexico now has $110 million more in disaster risk financing to support its resilience, Héctor Santana Suárez of the Ministry of Finance […]

TSR forecasts 15 typhoons, 7 to be intense, in 20% below-norm Northwest Pacific season

With the development of La Nina conditions anticipated during this summer and its persistence through the autumn, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) has called for the Northwest Pacific typhoon season to see activity levels around 20% below normal, albeit still with 15 typhoons, 7 of which are forecast to be intense. The expectation that La Nina […]

Jamaica using own funds to pay risk margin on World Bank catastrophe bond renewal

When Jamaica first ventured into the catastrophe bond market it was with the support of donor funding that paid the premiums for the 2021 issuance, but with its successful renewal issuance of the cat bond settled this week, it transpires that Jamaica has this time paid for the protection out of its own funds. Jamaica had […]

At $2.1bn, cat bonds will be TWIA’s biggest source of funding for 2024

For 2024, the funding tower of residual market insurer the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) will see catastrophe bonds as its largest component, providing 32% of the funding limit needed to meet the statutory 1-in-100 year probable maximum loss for the coming hurricane season. Recall that, back in February the Board of the Texas Windstorm […]

Mexico cat bond cover hits $595m, as upsized $175m Pacific named storm tranche secured

The Government of Mexico has now secured $175 million of parametric Pacific named storm disaster insurance protection from the capital markets through the IBRD CAR Mexico 2024 (Pacific) catastrophe bond issuance, which is 40% more than the initial target for this tranche of notes and will take Mexico’s overall cat bond cover to $595 million, Artemis […]

Mexico targets upsized $150m-$175m Pacific named storm cat bond

The Government of Mexico is looking to upsize its Pacific named storm protection from its latest tranche of World Bank and IBRD facilitated catastrophe bond notes, with now up to $175 million in parametric disaster insurance protection sought from the deal. Recall that Mexico has already secured $420 million in protection against earthquakes and Atlantic hurricanes […]

Southern African nations to receive insurance payouts from historic drought

African Risk Capacity (ARC) has revealed that Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are likely to receive insurance payouts from the ongoing drought in the region, which is one of the worst in decades. In a recent meeting between ARC and its partners, stakeholders reportedly discussed the response to the drought emergency, intending to minimise the […]

Jamaica pleased with second World Bank cat bond, Hong Kong support: Minister of Finance

The Caribbean island nation of Jamaica is “pleased” to have secured coverage from its second World Bank supported catastrophe bond, Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke has said, also citing his countries gratitude for financial support from Hong Kong, presumably through its ILS Grant Scheme. As Artemis reported yesterday, the latest catastrophe bond to be issued […]

Cat bond & related ILS market hits record size at over $47bn, up 5% so far this year

According to Artemis’ Deal Directory data, which tracks issuances of catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities, the outstanding market has hit a record high of more than $47 billion in risk capital outstanding, having already risen by 5% since the end of last year. As of today, issuance of new 144A catastrophe bonds and the few private […]

NCJUA returns for first catastrophe bond since 2013, $125m Longleaf Pine Re

The North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association (NCJUA) has returned to the catastrophe bond market for the first time since 2013, seeking $125 million of more in aggregate named storm reinsurance from this Longleaf Pine Re Ltd. (Series 2024-1) issuance. Previously, the North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association (NCJUA) had sponsored catastrophe bonds alongside the North Carolina Insurance […]

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