Credit Suisse: Cushioning the impact of climate change with cat bonds.

More powerful hurricanes and increasing numbers of earthquakes – climate change is real. What does climate change mean for the alignment of investment portfolios? Investments in cat bonds offer institutional investors interesting opportunities to help shape the future. Climate change is jeopardizing the creditworthiness of government bonds “Over the past three decades, there has not […]

TWIA returns for $250m+ Alamo Re cat bond renewal for 2021

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has returned to the catastrophe bond market with a $250 million or larger Alamo Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) transaction, which will go at least some of the way to renewing a soon to mature $400 million cat bond from 2018. For 2021, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA)  has returned […]

Florida ILW price indications up as much as 50% year-on-year

With the Florida reinsurance renewals fast approaching, it’s interesting to learn that indicative pricing for industry-loss warranty (ILW) protection covering hurricanes affecting the state is up significantly year-on-year, but actual market pricing may be flat or even down. Please read our update at the foot of this article. The market for typically retrocessional reinsurance protection […]

Surge in cat bond market set to continue in 2021

The catastrophe bond market saw robust activity last year as new sponsors and tightening retrocessional reinsurance capacity helped buoy the sector, and the trend is expected to continue. Both the 2020 top line issuance of $11 billion of property cat bond limit placed and the fourth-quarter total of $3.7 billion were records, according to a […]