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Willis says the Tohoku earthquake in Japan has had an impact on the ILS market as 10 catastrophe-bond deals from six different sponsors are “potentially exposed” to the earthquake.

NU Online News Service, April 12, 2:58 p.m. EDT

The value of insurance-linked securities placements increased by more than half in the first quarter of this year as four insurers placed more than $1 billion in bonds in the market, according to a report from Willis Group.

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