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Cat bond prices recover from Irma hit

Sofia Geraghty 19 September 2017

Cat bond prices improved at the end of last week as it became clear that Hurricane Irma was not going to be a major threat to the cat bond segment of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market.

The Swiss Re global cat bond price index rose 11.4 percent for the week ended 15 September as it clawed back most of the writedowns posted a week earlier, when the storm appeared to be on course for Miami.

However, the index remained 5.8...


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