Aon Capital Markets said it has placed a $225 million catastrophe bond for Newton Re Limited to cover earthquake and hurricane risks.

Aon Capital, the investment arm of Chicago-based insurance broker Aon Corp., explained it made a private placement of the $225 million catastrophe bond for Cayman Island-based Newton Re, a newly created special purpose vehicle. The deal also involved J.P. Morgan Securities in assisting in placing the coverage.

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