Posts Tagged ‘mortality bonds’



August 30th, 2017

The Transfer of Pandemic Risk from the Public Sector

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on pandemic risk and the role of the capital markets to transfer risk from the public sector.

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July 26th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives – Pandemic Risk: Part II

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Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Structuring, GC Securities*

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As investors become comfortable with pandemic risk, alternative capital is beginning to pivot its capacity to providing more action oriented pandemic protection during the beginning or ongoing phases of a pandemic (1) rather than focusing solely on replenishing capital post-event. Alternative capital also has the ability to provide multi-year protection when interim response structures are important for governmental organizations such as development banks, health organizations and sovereigns, to rapidly manage the needed monetary support. The goal is to contain and mitigate epidemics at their origin and prevent their potential global migration. The migration may impact key industries (tourism, hotels and transportation) and government budgets.

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July 25th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives – Pandemic Risk: Part I

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Cory Anger, Global Head of ILS Structuring, GC Securities*

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Public entities’ use of capital markets-based risk transfer capacity for the assumption of natural disaster losses, such as the cost of emergency relief and infrastructure and property damage has demonstrated success in de-risking public sector balance sheets. Capital markets innovators are beginning to leverage the outcomes achieved in the natural disaster sphere to other types of public sector severity losses, notably pandemic diseases. The capital markets may help fund resources to rapidly contain the spread of a pandemic, share the burden of associated medical expenses and/or manage the financial impact of the higher mortality rates.

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January 25th, 2017

Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives – Pandemic Risk

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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Public entities’ use of capital markets-based risk transfer capacity for the assumption of natural disaster losses, such as the cost of emergency relief and infrastructure and property damage has demonstrated success in de-risking public sector balance sheets. Capital markets innovators are beginning to leverage the outcomes achieved in the natural disaster sphere to other types of public sector severity losses, notably pandemic diseases. The capital markets may help fund resources to rapidly contain the spread of a pandemic, share the burden of associated medical expenses and/or manage the financial impact of the higher mortality rates.

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May 7th, 2009

Chart: Extreme Mortality Bond Securitizations (as of 4/30/2009)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET

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December 3rd, 2008

GC Capital Tip: Chart Room

Posted at 12:50 AM ET

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why GC Capital Ideas has the Chart Room. If you want to get a quick sense of important industry trends, the Chart Room provides snapshots of everything from extreme mortality bond issuances to the Guy Carpenter World Rate on Line Index. Each includes a brief summary and simple instructions for downloading the chart. We encourage you to use these charts in your presentations, along with the proper attribution.

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October 1st, 2008

Push Pandemic out of Insurance

Posted at 3:41 PM ET

Capital Markets Provide Necessary Depth

David Rains, Managing Director
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Life carriers struggle with the notion of hedging pandemic risk. The probability of an event occurring in any particular year is low. Even if an outbreak does occur, the process for estimating losses and determining reserves is unclear. Capital approaches do not consider probabilistic tail scenario risks. Quite simply, managing pandemic risk is an effort mired in doubt, though the potential for a devastating, multibillion dollar, worldwide outbreak is real. Traditional risk transfer tools have only limited utility in covering pandemic exposure. However, the depth and flexibility of capital markets may provide a robust alternative to traditional reinsurance.

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October 1st, 2008

Chart: Extreme Mortality Bond Issuance

Posted at 3:38 PM ET

Mortality bonds may be increasing in popularity, but the market is still in its infancy. Six mortality bonds in 20 tranches have been issued over the past four and a half years. Currently, there is USD1.8 billion in total limits outstanding. One mortality bond (Vita III Ltd.) was sponsored in 2007, generating more than USD500 million of risk capital. While it is clear that the mortality bond market is still young, it does show considerable promise.

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