Funding needed for climate disasters has risen ‘more than 800%’ in 20 years

The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by Oxfam. Last year was the third costliest on record for extreme weather events such as droughts, floods […]

Peak Re’s cat bond to be first to use Hong Kong ILS grant

Having recently completed the sponsorship of its first ever catastrophe bond, Hong Kong headquartered global reinsurer Peak Reinsurance Company (Peak Re) wants to play an important role in helping to develop Asia’s insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and building regional resilience. This is according to Franz Josef Hahn, CEO of Peak Re, who in commenting on […]

Swiss Re opts for zero-coupon & multi-year notes in new Matterhorn Re cat bond

Global reinsurance giant Swiss Re is making headway with the issuance of its newest catastrophe bond, the $150 million targeted US hurricane focused Matterhorn Re Ltd. (Series 2022-2) deal and it seems zero-coupon and multi-year protection are proving most economical. As we reported on May 24th, Swiss Re was back in the catastrophe bond market […]

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