Cat-bond market may bounce back in the second half, analysts say

09/5/2011 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Activity in the catastrophe-bond market is poised to rebound in the second half after the Japan earthquake and revisions to Risk Management Solutions' hurricane model slowed the market earlier this year, according to industry analysts. The market, however, was able to address major issues it faced in the first half and insurance-linked securities continue to be in demand for investors, experts noted. "Broadly speaking, we see what we would call probably a very active second half of the year. We've had a couple of transactions already," Aon Benfield's Paul Schultz said.

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