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Q4 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - A busy finish to a record year for ILS» Q4 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - A busy finish to a record year for ILS
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of Q4 2014, looking at the new risk capital issued and the composition of the transactions completed during Q4 2014 and providing a short review of the full-years record issuance.

Q4 saw a range of diverse transactions and total issuance reached $2.16 billion. The active quarter helped the full-year 2014 achieve a new record of $8.8 billion. Download the report here.

» Re/insurance & ILS investors to focus on value creation in 2015
Investors in the insurance and reinsurance sector are set to focus on opportunities which demonstrate value creation in 2015, as the market stands on the cusp of real softness and alternative capital continues to grow its share.

» What to do with all this ‘superabundant’ re/insurance capital?
Excess capital creates market pressure, but given where the reinsurance market is in its development cycle, with all the innovation we’re seeing in both traditional and third-party capital structures, couldn’t there be a better use for it?

» Reinsurance renewals coverage
The January 1st reinsurance renewals see a continuation of high levels of capital and competition, with initial reports suggesting average price declines of 10% across catastrophe lines and between 5% to 15% elsewhere.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Predictions for 2015: Luca Albertini, CEO, Leadenhall Capital Partners
Luca Albertini is Chief Executive Officer of specialist insurance and reinsurance linked investments manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP.

» Predictions for 2015: Rick Miller & Michael Popkin, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Capital Markets
The pair gave us some thoughts on how ILS will develop in 2015, the prospects for privately placed cat bonds and where new opportunities may lie for ILS markets and investors.

» Predictions for 2015: Rob Procter, CEO, Securis Investment Partners
Thoughts from Rob Procter, CEO at ILS investment manager Securis, on how ILS will develop in 2015 as well as some new insight on new initiatives.

» Predictions for 2015: Stefan Krauchi, Founder, ILS Advisers
Stefan Kräuchi, Founder of ILS Advisers, who also manage the ILS Diversified Ltd. fund of ILS funds, gave us his thoughts on how the ILS market will evolve and thrive in 2015.

» Predictions for 2015: Diego Wauters, CEO, Coriolis Capital
Diego Wauters, CEO of insurance and reinsurance-linked investment fund manager Coriolis Capital Limited, gave us his thoughts in this series of pieces on the continued development of the ILS market in 2015.

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EQECAT CatWatch Catastrophe Reports

EQECAT CatWatch Catastrophe ReportsThanks to EQECAT Inc. we can bring you easy access to their CatWatchTM detailed natural hazard catastrophe reports which include spatial distribution of damage, potential post-event effects, and in many cases, insured and economic loss estimates.
View the most recent CatWatch catastrophe reports.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
26th - 27th February 2015 CAT Risk Management & Modelling London 2015
Europe’s definitive and independent CAT risk event. Discount for Artemis readers - enter the code MP-Artemis when registering.
Held in: London.
3rd - 4th March 2015 SIFMA Insurance and Risk-Linked Securities Conference 2015
The 2015 edition of one of the ILS industries key events.
Held in: New York.
18th March 2015 ILS Insight London
A free thought-leadership event on ILS hosted by Guernsey.
Held in: London.
24th April 2015 CAT Bonds and Insurance Linked Securities Australasia 2015
Readers of Artemis are entitled to an exclusive discount – enter the code MP-Artemis when registering.
Held in: Sydney, Australia.
14th - 15th May 2015 European Insurance Forum 2015
Conference featuring updates on broad industry and global developments.
Held in: Dublin.
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

Jobs on Artemis are now supplied through our sister site Reinsurance Careers, a newly launched reinsurance, catastrophe bond and ILS job listings website owned and operated by the same people who bring you Artemis. View the latest reinsurance, ILS and cat bond jobs here.

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