In a release dated
Highlights from the 12 months under review included a record Q1 issuance of
A total of 30 transactions including two deals from the life and health sector closed during the period, compared with 24 transactions during the prior year period, with U.S. hurricane risk continuing to dominate the market, accounting for more than 50 percent of natural catastrophe issuance.
The proportion of catastrophe bonds covering U.S. earthquake risk increased slightly from 17 percent for the year ending
Meanwhile, Aon Benfield's ILS Indices posted positive returns during the 12 month period, with the All Bond and BB Rated Bond Indices reaching 7.4 percent and 7.86 percent respectively, compared to 2011 returns of 6.43 percent and 4.72 percent, while U.S Hurricane Bond and U.S. Earthquake Bond Indices posted returns of 7.60 percent and 4.38 percent respectively, for the period ending
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