JP Morgan and Munich Re enter mortality bonds

JP Morgan has placed $100 million of extreme mortality bonds for reinsurer Munich Re, in the first foray into the mortality bond market for both firms.

"Our insurance clients have started showing more and more practical interest in what structured finance could do for their business. On the flip side, we also found there was increased interest in alternative assets from investors," says Tom Keating, JP Morgan's head of debt capital markets in Europe, adding the bank could help to place similar b

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