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CyberCube Analysis of 144A Cyber Catastrophe Bonds Demonstrates Potential for Risk Diversification

Analysis of all the 144A cyber catastrophe bonds issued to date shows that diversification within cyber as an asset class is possible.

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29 February, 2024, LONDON — Analysis of all the 144A cyber catastrophe bonds issued to date shows that diversification within cyber as an asset class is possible despite systemic cyber events not accumulating across easily visualized fault lines. 

In a whitepaper published by CyberCube, the specific characteristics of the four 144A cyber catastrophe bonds issued in Q4 2023 and the potential correlation between them are examined. 

Together, the cyber catastrophe bonds provided $415 million of new capital.

The whitepaper titled “Digital Ties and Natural Divides: Correlation and Diversification in Cyber Catastrophe Bonds” addresses a notable concern amongst investors regarding the presumed potential of a high correlation between issuances. For its analysis, CyberCube’s probabilistic cyber catastrophe model Portfolio Manager ran 50,000 simulation years to create the overall event set of potential systemic cyber events. 

Brittany Baker, CyberCube’s Head of Solution Consulting, said: “The research leverages CyberCube’s unique position as the only modeling vendor to have worked with all sponsors to provide an expert view of risk for all the 144A cyber catastrophe bonds that have gone to market to date. By going beyond a surface-level analysis of potential systemic cyber losses, we hope this whitepaper enables investors to understand the diversification potential between bonds within this new asset class.” 

The whitepaper concludes the 144A bonds issued to date provide a solid base for future innovation. It aims to provide investors with more comfort that there is diversification to be found within the nascent cyber Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) market as shown by CyberCube’s analysis.

Jonathan Choi, CyberCube’s Director of Insurance Risk Consulting, said: “Today, the cyber catastrophe bonds that have gone to market cover a wide array of cyber risks under a single umbrella, mirroring the early days of the natural catastrophe bond market before it evolved to cover specific perils like earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods. As the cyber (re)insurance market continues to mature, more nuanced approaches to managing systemic cyber risk will surface, unlocking innovative strategies for the transfer of cyber risk.”

About CyberCube

CyberCube delivers the world’s leading cyber risk analytics for the insurance industry. With best-in-class data access and advanced multi-disciplinary analytics, the company’s cloud-based platform helps insurance organizations quantify cyber risk to facilitate placing insurance, underwriting cyber risk and managing cyber risk aggregation. CyberCube’s enterprise intelligence layer provides insights on millions of companies globally and includes modeling on thousands of points of technology failure.

The CyberCube platform was established in 2015 within Symantec and now operates as a standalone company exclusively focused on the insurance industry, with access to an unparalleled ecosystem of data partners. It is backed by Forgepoint Capital, HSCM Bermuda, MTech Capital, Morgan Stanley Tactical Value, individuals from Stone Point Capital and Scott G. Stephenson. For more information, please visit or email

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