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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2016 issuance

$4.927 billion.

Outstanding market

$25.45 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Nakama Re 2016-1 $700m
Market Re 2016-5 $30.75m
Artex SAC - CX Notes $8.947m
Dodeka X $21.274m
Blue Halo Re 2016-2 $225m
Dodeka IX $14.55m
Market Re 2016-3 $75m
Find 400+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

Q3 2016 Catastrophe Bond Market Report» Q3 2016 Cat Bond Market Report - Weather risk returns, private deals, market growth
Q3 saw $1.087 billion of risk capital issued from eight transactions, making it the third most active Q3 of the last decade in terms of deal volume, and one of the busiest in the market’s history in terms of number of deals.

Strong demand for cat bond and ILS investment saw the outstanding market size increase from the $25.174 billion recorded at the end of Q2, to $25.449 billion. Download the report here.

Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous 2016» Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous 2016
All of our pre, during and post- Monte Carlo Rendezvous 2016 coverage, featuring the latest outlook for the reinsurance market, commentary from key decision makers in the industry and our thoughts as the reinsurance and ILS market looks towards the next key renewal season in January.

Artemis Flood & Protection Gap Executive Roundtable 2016» Artemis Flood & Protection Gap Executive Roundtable 2016
Participants explore the issues surrounding global flood insurance coverage, the resulting protection gap and how traditional and capital markets can assist to narrow this.

Flood is a rapidly evolving and increasingly costly peril and it is clear the role of reinsurers and capital markets will continue to grow, with governments and the insurance industry working together to better monitor, mitigate and transfer the risk of flood. Download the report here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Cat bond sector must continue to innovate: Cory Anger, GC Securities
The cat bond market must continue to offer sponsors and investors new structures and risks in a bid to remain relevant and competitive, thinks Cory Anger.

» The price game is over: Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners
There was no talk of further reinsurance rate reductions at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo, according to Luca Albertini.

» Unwillingness to pay “one of the big myths” of the ILS market: Craig Wenzel, XL Catlin
Wenzel discussed the "myth" that the ILS market is any worse at paying claims than the traditional reinsurance market.

» Alternative capital may shorten the reinsurance cycle: Monnier, Swiss Re
The influence of alternative capacity on the peaks and troughs of the underwriting cycle have been over exaggerated, according to Jean-Louis Monnier.

» Life & Solvency II capital deals a focus for Secquaero: Dirk Lohmann
Growing in life insurance risk as an asset class and helping re/insurers with their Solvency II capital needs are both areas of focus for the future at Secquaero.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
21st September 2016 Guernsey Insurance Forum 2016: Future stars – where next for the (re)insurance market?
Discussing global developments and their impact on innovation and growth in the (re)insurance market.
Held in: London.
3rd February 2017 ILS NYC 2017
A thoughtfully curated annual insurance-linked securities event in New York City from Artemis
Held in: New York.
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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