Bloomberg: Cat-Bond Market Rises to Record With $8.5 Billion of Issuance

Catastrophe bonds broke a record during the first half of the year with about $8.5 billion of new securities issued, according to a report from Swiss Re AG. The insurance-linked securities market could end up with more than $10 billion in issuance for the full year, the reinsurer said in a report released Wednesday. The […]

Cat bond market can grow to $50bn, pandemic risk & ESG are drivers: Swiss Re

After a particularly busy first-half of 2021 for catastrophe bond issuance, global reinsurance firm Swiss Re’s Capital Markets unit believes that a $50 billion market is possible by 2025 and that two drivers of further insurance-linked securities (ILS) market growth could be pandemic risk and ESG. In its latest Insurance-Linked Securities Market Insights report, Swiss […]

BlackRock launches ESG fund with cat bonds a targeted asset

Investor demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) appropriate investment opportunities and asset classes is expected to become a key driver for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market going forwards and a new fund launch from giant asset manager BlackRock only serves to reinforce this belief. While there are still very few insurance-linked securities (ILS) or […]