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Diversifiers push Q1 cat bond issuance to record $3.5bn

13 April 2018

Cat bond volumes rose to $3.48bn in the first quarter, as diversifying non-US deals bolstered issuance.

The total dwarfed the previous opening quarter record of $2.35bn set in the first three months of last year.

Volumes were driven up by the World Bank's Latin American earthquake bond, which closed at $1.36bn and accounted for more than a third of the quarter's issuance.

I ssued through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's capital-at-risk programme, the World Bank bond covers earthquakes...

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