Insurers, reinsurers see net income boost
- Congress Looks Into Cat Bond Benefits. Brostoff, Steven; Mazier, E.E. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;11/4/2002, Vol. 106 Issue 44, p24
Reports that the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is looking for ways to facilitate the creation of new capacity in the insurance marketplace. Possible removal of barriers to catastrophe bonds; Four factors that affect the use of risk-linked securities.
- Underwriting spreads. Ring, Niamh // Bond Buyer;08/15/97, Vol. 321 Issue 30210, p36A
Reports on bond underwriting in the United States for the first half of 1997. Growth in the number of firms which are cutting losses and quitting the business; Spreads on negotiated loans; Competitive spreads; Acquisitions in the industry; Top underwriter Paul Kuhns; Top portfolio manager Tom...
- Hot bond insurers go for new markets. Reinebach, Adam // Investment Dealers' Digest;1/12/98, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p20
Looks at new areas of opportunity for bond insurers in the United States. Performance of the financial guaranty industry in 1997; Expansion into structured finance; Percentage of municipal bonds insured by financial guarantors in 1997; Municipalities' growing awareness of the benefits of bond...
- Quick scales for Negotiated Sales. // Bond Buyer;11/08/99, Vol. 330 Issue 30764, p14A
Presents information related to financial instruments in the United States for the year 1999. Predictions of the negotiated sales of the financial instruments for the years 2000-2030; Indication of the amount of taxable revenue bonds in waterworks and sewer systems; Revenue bonds allocated for...
- Highest percentage ever of new issues carried insurance in third quarter. Heaton, Kenneth // Bond Buyer;10/26/98, Vol. 326 Issue 30507, p1
Reports that bond insurance penetration, the percentage of new issues that carried a private guarantee, soared to its highest quarterly level ever in the 1998 third quarter. Data from Securities Data Co.; Factors that kept insurance sales slightly outperforming overall municipal bond market growth.
- No Terrorism Insurance? No Problem, Moody's Report Says. Vadum, Matthew // Bond Buyer;11/19/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31516, p4
Reports that a failure of the U.S. Congress to approve a terrorism insurance package before adjourning for the year 2002 will not result in ratings changes for most municipal debt in the country. Pending Congress approval of a measure that would forbid insurers to exclude coverage loses caused...
- Budget cuts will lower hospital bond ratings. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jan96, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p5
Reports that healthcare organizations will experience cuts in bond ratings because of massive budget cuts in Medicare and Medicaid. Factors in organizations' rating assessments; Intension of Congress.
- Special revenue bonds fuel 13.2% increase. Ferraiolo, Diane // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Feb95, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p14
Presents a statistical analysis of life and health insurers' bondholdings in the United States. Special revenue bonds as a percentage of insurers' holdings; Advent of risk-based capital standards; Interest-sensitive product profiles of insurers; Effects of rising interest rates in the United...
- Insurers take a new look at old investments. Connolly, Jim // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;8/31/98, Vol. 102 Issue 35, p47
Focuses on the American Council of Life Insurance's data which showed that insurers' holdings of investments such as high-yield bonds and collateralized mortgage obligation are still lower than in 1980s and early 1990s. Slight increase in a small portion of the portfolios; Total high-yield...