Report Says Europe's Insurers Exploring New Ways To Transfer Risk To Capital Markets Jan 06
- ID: 1781698
- January 2006
- Region: Europe
- Standard & Poors
LONDON (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 18, 2006 The European insurance industry is increasingly transferring a number of new types of insurance risks to the capital markets, providing insurers with alternative capital management strategies, says a report published today by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. Within the European non-life insurance sector, two such transactions – a motor securitization by AXA France IARD and a credit reinsurance securitization by Swiss Reinsurance Co. – were different from other risk transfer transactions previously seen. "Both these transactions covered less remote events on portfolios with high-frequency, low-severity loss characteristics, whereas insurers' previous use of the capital markets had been on portfolios with low-frequency, high-severity features," said Maren Josefs, a credit analyst in the Insurance...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Dekania Europe CDO I PLC
- FCC SPARC
- Crystal Credit Ltd.
Action: General Comment
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