December 2nd, 2008

Chart: Cat Bonds for the Asia/Pacific Region*

Posted at 12:59 AM ET

Most catastrophe bond issuance activity has addressed natural catastrophe exposures in Japan. Since 1997, 15 bonds have been issued, with total capacity of USD2.9 billion. Japanese earthquake is the most common of the perils covered by catastrophe bonds in the Asia Pacific region: eight have come to market in the past 11 years.

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