Natural catastrophes (Nat Cats)

Nat cats could cost MS&AD $972m

MS Amlin owner MS&AD Insurance Group could see losses of over $972m (£734m) as a result of second quarter nat cat losses including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as earthquakes in Mexico.

AIG posts huge third quarter loss

Global insurer AIG has had a punishing third quarter after needing to boost reserves for 2016 losses and dealing with the recent hurricanes in the US and Caribbean.

Analysis: Pandemic bonds

Pandemics bonds have launched, with the help of the insurance market, to channel surge funding to developing countries dealing with a disease outbreak.

Singapore offers cat bond grant

The Singapore government is attempting to kick-start the country's insurance-linked securities business by offering to cover all upfront charges.

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