Gautam Naik

Hedge Funds' Mega Returns Set Off Demand Spiral For Catastrophe Bonds

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Investors who hold these bonds gain outsize profits if a contractually pre-defined catastrophe doesn't occur.

After $70 Billion Hit, Insurers Wake Up To New Patterns Of Risk

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A large chunk of last year's losses stemmed from “relentless” thunderstorm activity, according to Aon.

‘AI Blowback' Angst Grips ESG Investors Who Bet Big On Tech

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The potential dangers of enhanced AI are increasingly worrying investors.

'Catastrophe' Bond Market Headed For Major Surge In Issuance

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Cat bonds are rising in popularity as their returns trounce those of virtually all other debt markets.

One Bond Market Is Defying The Global Selloff With Record Returns

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Catastrophe bond investors make money so long as the disaster described in the bond's terms doesn't happen.

S&P Decision To Ax ESG Scores From Bond Ratings Splits Market

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S&P ditched an alphanumerical scale it introduced in 2021 and is now relying only on text descriptions.

S&P Drops ESG Scores From Debt Ratings After Investor Confusion

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The move reflects a lack of consensus on how to measure the financial impact of ESG factors.

Ratings Firms Struggle With Climate Risk In $133 Trillion Market

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Global warming is poised to increase borrowing costs for cities, countries and companies as record heat waves emerge worldwide.