Fully Collateralized through Catastrophe Bond Issuance by Compass Re Ltd.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2013--
AIG today announced that it has entered into a reinsurance transaction
with Compass Re Ltd., which will provide $400 million of peak-zone
protection against U.S. hurricanes and earthquakes. To fund its
potential obligations to AIG, Compass Re Ltd. issued a $400 million
catastrophe bond in a single tranche.
The transaction closed on December 27, 2012 and provides AIG with fully
collateralized coverage against the losses described above on a
per-occurrence basis (under a reinsurance agreement related to the
notes) through December 2014 using an index trigger with state-specific
payment factors. With this transaction, AIG has sponsored $1.85 billion
in catastrophe bonds over the past three years, enhancing its role as a
market leader in the catastrophe bond marketplace.
Compass Re Ltd. is a special purpose insurer, incorporated under the
laws of Bermuda, which has established a program structure enabling
potential future catastrophe bond issuances.
AIG is the world’s largest insurance organization, serving more than 88
million customers in over 130 countries and jurisdictions around the
world. AIG businesses are market leaders in property casualty insurance,
life insurance and retirement services, mortgage insurance, and aircraft
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provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty
coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines
insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and
insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.
Matt Gallagher, 212-458-3247