Extreme mortality bond issuance predicted to expand as spreads tighten

Successful placement of SCOR bond indicates increased investor appetite for life risk


Reinsurers are expected to ramp up the issuance of life insurance-linked securities (ILS) following SCOR Global Life's placement of an $180 million extreme mortality bond last Friday.

The Atlas IX special purpose vehicle will provide SCOR with collateralised reinsurance protection from extreme US mortality losses over a five-year period.

The bond, which is designed to protect SCOR's balance sheet from extreme mortality events such as a pandemic, natural catastrophe, or large-scale terrorist

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