December 6th, 2010

Chart: Catastrophe Bond Issuance, 3rd Quarter 2010

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Risk capital issued in the third quarter declined 56 percent from the third quarter of 2009. Last year, two transactions resulted in USD412 million in risk capital issued, while this year, only USD232 million of risk capital was issued, also through two transactions. 

For the first three quarters of 2010, 12 catastrophe bonds were issued, for USD2.58 billion in risk capital . Year to date issuance is up 44 percent relative to the USD1.79 billion issued during the first three quarters of 2009.

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