July 27th, 2009

Chart: 2Q2009 Issuance by Trigger Type

Posted at 12:55 AM ET

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Indemnity-triggered bonds accounted for USD250 million (31 percent) of issuances. Modeled Loss triggers were next at USD180 million (22 percent), with Weighted-PCS index triggers following at USD150 million (19 percent). Multiple Trigger transactions (Multi-peril transactions utilizing different triggers for each covered peril) reached USD127.6 million (16 percent), and USD100 million (12 percent) came from a Modified Industry Trigger Transaction- (MITT-) triggered bond.

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