Hedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips on the charts, usually don’t make them change their opinion towards a company. This time it may be different. During the first 6 weeks of the fourth quarter we observed increased volatility and small-cap stocks underperformed […]
United States wildfire costs to exceed $10bn for second year running, according to Aon catastrophe report
Posted on Dec 7, 2018 (3 days ago)
Camp Fire most destructive on record in California causing 88 deaths and affecting nearly 20,000 structures CHICAGO , Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon's Impact Forecasting team today launches the latest ...
[$$] ‘Smart’ insurance helps poor farmers to cut risk
Posted on Dec 4, 2018 (5 days ago)
Now, however, more than 20,000 farms in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda have access to simple and affordable crop insurance via their smartphones. The policies or “smart contracts” currently under development are based on blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Conventional crop insurance is too expensive for more than 500m small farmers worldwide, says Christopher Sheehan, founder and chief executive of US-based WorldCover, which developed the system.
Aon Corporation -- Moody's rates Aon's senior notes Baa2, stable outlook
Posted on Nov 29, 2018 (11 days ago)
Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Baa2 rating to $350 million of 10-year senior unsecured notes being issued by Aon Corporation, the main US holding company under UK-based Aon plc (NYSE:AON -- guaranteed senior unsecured debt Baa2). The notes are being issued off Aon's multi-purpose shelf registration and will be guaranteed by Aon plc. The company will use net proceeds of the offering to pay down a portion of outstanding commercial paper and for general corporate purposes. The rating outlook for Aon Corporation and Aon plc is stable.
[$$] Catastrophe bond losses force investors to reassess risk
Posted on Nov 28, 2018 (11 days ago)
The financial cost of the disasters will, in part, be borne by the capital markets where investors have poured billions into instruments such as catastrophe bonds, which take on insurance risk in exchange for a premium.
Research Report Identifies Cabot Microelectronics, Check Point Software Technologies, Aon plc, Acadia Healthcare, Advanced Micro Devices, and Nevsun Resources with Renewed Outlook — Fundamental Analysis, Calculating Forward Movement
Posted on Oct 30, 2018 (41 days ago)
NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2018 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors,.