As a leader in Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), Swiss Re is committed to the development of a market for liquid, transparent and tradable insurance linked risk products. We leverage our re/insurance industry and capital markets experience for superior deal execution.
The table below contains links to news releases of ILS structured by Swiss Re Capital Markets for our clients and for Swiss Re.
All securities activity is performed by appropriately licensed Swiss Re affiliates. Please visit Swiss Re Capital Markets to find out more about ILS, including a publication on the fundamentals of insurance-linked securities.
New York - Swiss Re places first bonds to combine natcat and mortality risks
Swiss Re has obtained USD 200 million in coverage against North Atlantic hurricane and UK extreme mortality risk through its new Mythen Re programme. The bond issuance is the first time hurricane and mortality risks have been combined into a bond offering.
Zurich - Swiss Re obtains USD 400 million in natural catastrophe protection
Swiss Re Ltd. secures USD 400 million in natural catastrophe coverage through a newly-formed issuer Mythen Ltd., a flexible programme that allows Swiss Re to cede wind risks in both the United States and Europe to the capital markets. The new programme is the latest in a series of catastrophe bonds that Swiss Re has issued since 1997 and a demonstration of Swiss Re's commitment to transferring natural catastrophe risk to capital markets.
Zurich - USD 240 million of insurance-linked securities on behalf of Allianz SE
Swiss Re Capital Markets has structured and successfully placed USD 240 million of insurance-linked securities issued by Blue Danube Ltd. ("Blue Danube"), on behalf of a subsidiary of Allianz SE. The securities cover North Atlantic hurricane, including Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as US and Canada earthquake risks.
New York - First catastrophe bond to combine the risks of two reinsured parties
Swiss Re Capital Markets today announced the securitization of USD 200 million in multi-peril annual aggregate indemnity protection via Combine Re Ltd. (“Combine Re”), a newly-established catastrophe bond vehicle. This is the first catastrophe bond combining the risk of two reinsured parties into a single transaction and marks an important innovation in better enabling insurers to access the catastrophe bond market.
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