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ILS Asia 2017

Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2017 issuance

$9.14 billion.

Outstanding market

$28.7 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
IBRD CAR 111-112 $400m
Northshore Re II 2017-1 $350m
Lion II Re DAC €200m
Spectrum Capital 2017-1 $430m
Oak Leaf Re 2017-1 $54m
Market Re 2017-1 $65.1m
Resilience Re 1761A $37m
Find 440+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season» 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2017 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season is now underway. Track the season as it develops on our dedicated page; with forecast information, storm by storm updates, tracking maps, satellite imagery and more.

Reinsurance renewals» Reinsurance renewal coverage
Read our reporting, insight and analysis of the January 2017 reinsurance renewals, when a large proportion of global reinsurance program terms are renewed and repriced. Reinsurance rate declines have slowed at 1/1, but reports suggest that the pressure on the traditional market remains. Read our reinsurance renewal coverage here.

Q1 2017 Catastrophe Bond Market Report» Q1 2017 Cat Bond Market Report - More records drive further growth
Q1 saw a record $2.76 billion of risk capital issued from fourteen transactions, becoming the fourth consecutive year Q1 issuance has reached a new high, and approximately $1.4 billion above the ten-year average.

The outstanding market size at the end of Q1 2017 is the largest ever, at an impressive $27.19 billion, roughly $377 million higher than at the end of 2016. Download the report here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Healthy pipeline of ILS deals expected in 2017: LGT ILS Partners
The LGT ILS portfolio management team discuss their thoughts on the markets prospects in 2017.

» Michael Hamer, Albourne Partners on standardised reporting in ILS
Hamer discusses the need for standardised reporting and the benefits it would offer ILS investors.

» ILS manager quality growing in importance: Espen Nordhus, Securis
Nordhus discussed a tough renewal period, saying that ILS manager quality is more important than ever before.

» The “horizontalization” of ILS to intensify in 2017 & beyond: JLTCM
In 2017 the ILS market will be defined by horizontalization, or the expansion of the ILS product offering, JLTCM said.

» Reinsurance price deterioration could persist into 2018: Moody’s
Moody’s said that it expects reinsurance pricing to decline by up to 5% in 2017 and possibly decline in 2018.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
13th July 2017 ILS Asia 2017
Tickets are on sale now for Artemis' second annual insurance-linked securities conference in Asia.
Held in: Singapore.
11th Sep 2017 Munich Re’s 9th 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..
Held in: Monte Carlo.
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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