The German finance newspaper Börsen-Zeitung published an article on the market potential of pandemic cat bonds on June 25, 2020. In researching for the article, selected ILS specialists were interviewed, among them Dr Karsten Bromann of Solidum Partners. His outlook for these instruments is cautiously positive. Pandemic cat bonds can have some appeal for investors, but only in limited relation to the overall portfolio.
28. February 2020
The 2019/2020 coronavirus outbreak and implications for the ILS market
Hurricane Dorian was the fourth named system of the 2019 season. It formed as a tropical wave in the Atlantic and developed tropical storm characteristics on August 24 about 1300 km east of Barbados. Continuously strengthening, the system passed the Lesser Antilles, missed the high mountains of Puerto Rico, which would have disrupted its organisation, and gained hurricane strength on August 28.
September 2, 2019
Event Update: Hurricane Dorian
Unfolding Event: Hurricane Dorian
Event Report: Hurricane Barry
Event Report: Ridgecrest California earthquake series
Zurich based Insurance Linked Securities specialist Solidum Partners will assume the asset management of the CAT bond funds of Falcon Fund Management from 1st of August 2019. The current portfolios include the Insurance Linked Strategy and Insurance Opportunities funds. Further product launches are intended under the collaboration.
Event Report: Earthquake Peru
On the morning of May 26, 2019 (7:41 UTC) a severe earthquake occurred in Central Peru. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) half a million people were exposed to severe shaking and close to 7 million felt moderate shaking
The earthquake is not expected to have an influence on the Solidum Funds.