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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2019 issuance

$210 million.

Outstanding market

$36.1 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Baltic PCC Limited $97m
Alpha Terra Validus III $5m
Dodeka XX $23.94m
Dodeka XIX $27.61m
Dodeka XVIII $25.18m
Vitality Re X $200m
Atmos Re DAC €90m
Find 550+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

Q4 2018 Catastrophe Bond Market Report» Q4 2018 Cat Bond Market Report - Mortgage risk dominates, as cat risk issuance shrinks
Q4 2018 saw $1.97 billion of issuance, which is slightly below the long-term average for the period. Mortgage risk dominated, as catastrophe risk issuance slowed a little.

The outstanding market size at the end of the fourth-quarter of 2018 hit $37.8 billion, a new record high. Download the report here.

Reinsurance renewals» Reinsurance renewal coverage
Read our reporting, insight and analysis of the January 2019 reinsurance renewals, when a large proportion of global reinsurance program terms are renewed and repriced. Reinsurance rates remained largely flat, thanks to ongoing pressure from the weight of reinsurance capital. Read our reinsurance renewal coverage here.

Artemis ILS NYC 2019» Artemis ILS NYC 2019
Joins us at our third annual insurance-linked securities conference in New York City, for a day of insightful and forward-looking discussions on the future of ILS with more than 300 attendees expected. Register to attend here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Peak Re looks to expand use of ILS after success of Lion Rock Re
The reinsurer expects to make increasing use of third-party capital to support its underwriting.

» Praedicat aims to help ILS enter the casualty space: CEO Reville
Casualty ILS has long been an ambition, but is increasingly nearing broader adoption.

» Big test of ILS needs much higher losses than 2017: Ludolphs, Hannover Re
2017's losses alone did not provide the test of ILS some thought it would.

» Capital markets ideally placed to meet emerging ECIS demand: RMS
ILS can help in the transfer of catastrophic risks out of the ECIS region.

» First flood cat bond “very significant” for ILS market: John Seo, Fermat
FEMA's use of a cat bond to augment its reinsurance coverage for the NFIP was significant.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
1st Feb 2019 ILS NYC 2019
Tickets are now on sale for Artemis' third annual insurance-linked securities conference in New York. Register today!
Held in: NYC.
27th Feb - 1st Mar 2019 SIFMA IRLS 2019
Industry leaders gather to discuss the numerous factors reshaping the ILS markets & driving growth. Register today!
Held in: Miami.
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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