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Cat bond issuance to increase in Asia-Pacific: Fitch


Fitch Ratings Ltd. has said that it expects "a gradual rise in catastrophe bond issuance as an alternative source of direct funding for insurers," in the Asia-Pacific region as alternative sources are sought to reduce the reliance on traditional reinsurers, reports.

The rating agency said that catastrophe prone markets such as Japan and China are likely to increasingly look to cat bonds or other insurance-linked securities and collateralized reinsurance products.

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