AIR Worldwide Provides Risk Modeling for More than $25 Billion in Total Catastrophe Bond Issuance

MONTE CARLO, Monaco & BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2013 – AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced it has provided risk modeling and analytical services for more than $25 billion in total catastrophe bond issuance, encompassing more than 115 transactions since the market’s inception in 1996. Since the start of 2009, AIR has modeled more than $15 billion in catastrophe bond issuance, including 17 of the 22 property-based bonds issued to date in 2013. AIR’s strong presence in the catastrophe bond space this year follows an equally active 2012, when AIR was selected…

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Insurance-linked securities showing strong results

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Aon reports insurance-linked securities performing well despite economic turmoil Aon Benfield Securities, the investment banking division of the global reinsurance organization, has launched the latest edition of its annual report on insurance-linked securities. Insurance-linked securities are financial instruments whose value is determined by insurance loss events. In its latest report, titled “Evolving Strength 2012,” Aon highlights a number of key trends it has observed over the past year. These trends range from the frequency and severity of natural disasters to the issuance of catastrophe bonds. Catastrophe bond issuance on the…

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New Entrants Adopt AIR Catastrophe Models to Better Manage Portfolios of ILS and Reinsurance Contracts

BOSTON, March 1, 2012 – Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced that investment companies such as ILS Capital Management are leveraging catastrophe modeling solutions to better manage portfolios of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance contracts. “We selected AIR as the main model for our risk management architecture because it is the best solution for modeling a diverse portfolio of ILS and traditional reinsurance contracts,” said Tim Tetlow, president and COO of ILS Capital Management, Ltd. “Its event-driven approach is critical in allowing portfolio correlation and seasonal aspects of…

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Barclay’s launches new insurance-linked security product for the global insurance industry

 Barclay’s Capital, a worldwide investment bank based in the UK, has launched a new initiative that is aimed at providing the insurance industry with added protections against natural disasters. The financial institution will begin supplying insurance-linked securities that will embolden the insurance industry against catastrophes. The new service will help placate the concerns of investors who are growing leery of the insurance industry’s constant struggle with disastrous storms and other events. Barclay’s believed that the insurance-linked security products will help the industry cope with any financial turbulence it may experience…

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