- Catastrophe Bonds, ILS, Reinsurance, Risk Transfer

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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2018 issuance

$11 billion.

Outstanding market

$36 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Bellemeade Re 2018-2 $653.3m
Dodeka XVII $18.3m
Cal Phoenix Re 2018-1 $200m
FloodSmart Re 2018-1 $500m
Oaktown Re II $264.6m
Acorn Re 2018-1 $400m
Dodeka XVI $9.6m
Find 500+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

Q2 2018 Catastrophe Bond Market Report» Q2 2018 Cat Bond Market Report - Sponsors and investors show commitment to ILS
Q2 2018 saw $5.151 billion of new risk capital brought to market from 26 deals, as sponsors and investors showed their commitment to the market in a bumper second-quarter of issuance.

The outstanding market size at the end of the first-quarter of 2018 hit $35.3 billion, representing market growth of $2.4 billion in this single quarter. Download the report here.

Reinsurance renewals» Reinsurance renewal coverage
Read our reporting, insight and analysis of the January 2018 reinsurance renewals, when a large proportion of global reinsurance program terms are renewed and repriced. Reinsurance rates are slated to rise at 1/1, but pressure from the weight of reinsurance capital could remain a factor. Read our reinsurance renewal coverage here.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season» 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2018 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season is just a month away. Track the season as it develops on our dedicated page; with forecast information, storm by storm updates, tracking maps, satellite imagery and more.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» ILS can go beyond nat cat if someone takes the tail: Wallin, Hannover Re CEO
The Hannover Re CEO discusses the potential for ILS market expansion with Artemis.

» Rates unsustainable for purely equity-based balance sheet: McConnell, Hiscox
Megan McConnell explains that rates at their current level are unsustainable for a purely equity-based balance sheet.

» Next evolution of ILS is to rationalise the distribution chain: Nephila’s Hagood
Greg Hagood discusses the potential for ILS to continue its rationalisation of the risk transfer value-chain.

» ILS at its strongest for years after lessons of 2017: Twelve Capital
The ILS market is seen at its strongest in years by specialist fund managers Twelve Capital.

» As challenging today as it was 20 years ago: Frank Majors, Nephila
Frank Majors discusses the sector, saying there are still many challenges facing the wider re/insurance industry.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
10th Sept 2018 Munich Re’s 10th ILS Round Table in Monte Carlo
An exciting and informative event, with a panel of major representatives from the ILS/ART community sharing their views on market trends. Speakers now announced.
Held in: Monte Carlo.
1st Feb 2019 ILS NYC 2019
Tickets will soon be available for Artemis' third annual insurance-linked securities conference in New York. Save the date!
Held in: NYC.
View all upcoming conferences in our Events Calendar.
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New to ILS, cat bonds and insurance linked investments?

As the asset class covering insurance linked securities and reinsurance linked investments grows, new readers may be looking for simple explanations of some of the key topics Artemis covers.

Reinsurance, ILS and Catastrophe Bond Job Vacancies

You can now post your reinsurance, catastrophe bond and ILS job listings on Artemis. View the latest reinsurance, ILS and cat bond jobs here. Simply send us the details of your vacancies and we will add them to the website.

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