Hurricanes Paulette and Sally, US wildfires

September 17, 2020

Shortly after the climatological mid-point of the hurricane season the tropical Atlantic presented itself quite active, sporting two hurricanes (Paulette and Sally) that affected land and one system (Teddy) that may come close to Bermuda in about week and poses an (albeit speculative) long-term threat to the Canada Maritimes.


Hurricane Paulette

"Cat bonds more attractive than during last ten years." Solidum interviewed by Swiss finance journal 'Finanz und Wirtschaft'

During the first half of the year 2020 cat bond yields and reinsurance premia continued to rise. The Swiss finance journal 'Finanz und Wirtschaft' reported on this development with a special feature in their July 29, 2020 issue, for which Solidum was visited and interviewed in great length to provide background information about the market and insight into opportunities and risks.

Pandemic Cat Bonds

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.

Hurricane Dorian - post event

Storm history

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.