April 27th, 2010

Chart: Insurance Linked Securities Risk Capital Issued and Outstanding, 1997 – Apr 23, 2010*

Posted at 9:00 AM ET

This chart represents the 144A Catastrophe Bond market. Capital outstanding peaked at approximately USD14 billion in 2007 and has remained fairly stable at approximately USD12 billion. It should be noted that other formats exist for investors, in addition to the 144A realm, such as the industry loss warranty market and collateralized reinsurance.

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Source: Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

*Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the United States through GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities Corp., a US registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. Main Office: 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Phone: (212) 345-5000. Securities or investments, as applicable, are offered in the European Union by GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Reinsurance products are placed through qualified affiliates of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. MMC Securities Corp., MMC Securities (Europe) Ltd. and Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC are affiliates owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. This communication is not intended as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security, financial instrument, reinsurance or insurance product.

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