Catastrophe bonds

With fears that the Kamp Re deal could be the first catastrophe bond to face losses, Credit asks whether newer transactions should include better protection measures for investors


Mark Azzopardi, Head of insurance and pensions, BNP Paribas

The catastrophe bond market has stood firm in the face of the past two hurricane seasons. The market will pay its losses on the Kamp Re deal and has responded by increasing its capacity rather than by withdrawing it. It may struggle to cope with increases in peak peril capacity, but it has done well to accommodate the amount of additional risk that it has seen since the 2005 hurricane season.

The catastrophe bond market caters for a broad

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