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ILS Asia 2018

Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2018 issuance

$4.72 billion.

Outstanding market

$32.6 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Caelus Re V 2018-1 $300m
Everglades Re II 2018 $200m
Residential Re 2018-1 $175m
Pelican IV Re 2018-1 $100m
Fidus Re 2018-1 $100m
Kendall Re 2018-1 $225m
Kilimanjaro Re 2018-2 $262.5m
Find 500+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

Q1 2018 Catastrophe Bond Market Report» Q1 2018 Cat Bond Market Report - Market buoyant despite 2017 catastrophes
Q1 2018 saw a record $4.24 billion of new risk capital brought to market from 23 tranches of notes via 17 deals, in a robust start to the year as the market bounced back from its losses.

The outstanding market size at the end of the first-quarter of 2018 hit $32.83 billion, which represents growth of almost $1.8 billion since the end of 2017. 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.

Artemis ILS Bermuda Roundtable 2017» Artemis ILS Bermuda Executive Roundtable 2017
At our third annual Artemis ILS Bermuda Executive Roundtable participants discussed a mix of challenges and opportunities for the sector as it continues to expand its remit and push for growth, on the back of an extremely active loss year for sponsors and investors.
Download the report here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» ILS an important, enabling part of our business: Blerina Essen, myLotto24
myLotto24’s Managing Director, Blerina Essen, discussed with Artemis the company’s participation in the ILS space.

» Kinesis sees more opportunities and is ready to take them
Kinesis Capital Management has seen more opportunities in the market following the 2017 catastrophe events.

» World Bank looking to “push the boundaries” of ILS capital: Michael Bennett
The World Bank's capital-at-risk notes program sets a foundation for continued innovation and expansion, as it looks to “push the boundaries” of ILS market risks.

» Cyber cat bonds will be a reality within two years: Jean-Louis Monnier, Swiss Re
It is only a matter of time before cyber risk is transferred to the capital markets in a meaningful way.

» Fragmented market complicates Irma loss: SCOR’s Victor Peignet
Victor Peignet, CEO SCOR Global P&C, discussed the uncertain impact of hurricane Irma on the softening market.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
12th July 2018 ILS Asia 2018
Tickets are on sale now for Artemis' third annual insurance-linked securities conference in Asia.
Held in: Singapore.
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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