- Catastrophe Bonds, ILS, Reinsurance, Risk Transfer

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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2015 issuance

$4.358 billion.

Outstanding market

$24.414 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Compass Re II 2015 $300m
Residential Re 2015-1 $150m
Market Re 2015-1 $10m
Long Point Re III 2015 $300m
Everglades Re II 2015 $300m
Alamo Re 2015-1 $700m
LI Re 2015-1 $3.75m
Find 330+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

Articles, interviews and resources that we think are worth highlighting.

» Re/insurers see rates down about 10% at June 1st renewal: KBW
Insurance and reinsurance companies in Bermuda expect that June 1st renewal rates will be down around 10% year-on-year, but many also suggest that stabilisation in pricing is becoming evident.

Q1 2015 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - The biggest first-quarter ever» Q1 2015 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - The biggest first-quarter ever
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of Q1 2015, analysing the new risk capital issued and the composition of cat bond transactions completed.

Q1 2015 saw a range of diverse transactions and total issuance reached $2.062 billion from 15 deals, which is the highest issuance ever seen in a first-quarter. Download the report here.

» New capital & risk modelling technology = new opportunities: Hemant Shah, RMS
New sources of risk capital, from alternative providers such as the capital markets, alongside innovations in risk modelling will equal new opportunities for all in insurance, reinsurance and ILS, according to RMS CEO.

» Local factors could intensify hurricanes in 2015, despite low forecasts
While forecasts call for another below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2015, some warn that localised factors near to the U.S. coastline are conducive to storm formation and intensification.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Interview: Where next for African Risk Capacity, Dr. Simon Young
We spoke with Dr Simon Young to get some additional insight on ARC’s ongoing initiatives and where it could focus next.

» Predictions for 2015: Asha Attoh-Okine, Financial Analyst ILS, A.M. Best
Asha gave us his and A.M. Best’s thoughts on where the catastrophe bond market is headed in 2015.

» Tom Johansmeyer discusses ISO Reinsurance Services 2015
Artemis spoke with Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice president – Reinsurance Services, ISO on new reinsurance and ILS market initiatives at the organisation.

» Predictions for 2015: Darren Redhead, Kinesis Capital Management
Darren Redhead gave his thoughts on reinsurance-linked asset management, cat bonds and reinsurance for the year ahead.

» Predictions for 2015: Kevin Lee (and colleagues), Moody’s Investors Service
Kevin, assisted by colleagues, provided some thoughts on what we might see in the market as 2015 progresses, with a particular focus on reinsurance buyers.

Read all Artemis interviews.

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
17th - 19th June 2015 Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) 17th Annual Meeting
The annual WRMA meeting which in 2015 includes an ILS workshop on the first day.
Held in: Chicago.
30th June 2015 Financial Times Future of Insurance
Insights from policy makers, economists and leading insurers. 15% discount for Artemis readers, quote AR when registering.
Held in: London.
11th - 13th November 2015 ILS Bermuda Convergence 2015
The annual networking and business development event for the ILS and reinsurance convergence industry.
Held in: Bermuda.
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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