Hurricane Agatha to slam Mexico. Unlikely to trouble World Bank cat bond

Hurricane Agatha is verging on reaching major Category 3 storm status as it nears the Mexican coastline with 110 mph sustained winds, but the central pressure remains far higher than would be needed to trigger the Government of Mexico’s World Bank issued catastrophe bond. Hurricane Agatha formed over the weekend and rapidly intensified as it […]

CEA to complete Ursa Re II 2022 cat bond at reduced $245m

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) will now secure its latest catastrophe bond to provide a reduced $245 million in collateralized California earthquake reinsurance protection through the Ursa Re II Ltd. (Series 2022-1) issuance. The initial target size was $275 million when the CEA came back to market for its latest catastrophe bond earlier in May. The CEA […]

Peak Re gets Black Kite Re cat bond at top of raised target – $150m

Hong Kong headquartered global reinsurer Peak Reinsurance Company (Peak Re) has now secured $150 million of Japanese typhoon retrocession with its first ever catastrophe bond, as the Hong Kong domiciled Black Kite Re Limited (Series 2022-1) issuance priced near the top-end of raised guidance. Peak Re entered the catastrophe bond market for the first time a […]