Natixis successfully placed €180m catastrophe bonds for AXA GLOBAL P&C

Natixis successfully closed the placement, as joint bookrunner, of a European windstorm risk transfer transaction for AXA Global P&C.

This is the second issuance under the Calypso Capital Limited program set up by AXA Global P&C, after the 275 million euros issuance closed in October 2010.

This transaction provides AXA Global P&C with protection against the risk of a large windstorm in Europe. 180 million euros of risk are transferred to capital markets via this issuance.

This deal is an additional key step of Natixis’ product range development (catastrophe bonds) for its client base of insurers and reinsurers, and reinforces the leadership of Natixis in the European CatBond market in 2011.


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