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ILS Asia 2018

Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2018 issuance

$8.62 billion.

Outstanding market

$34.5 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Northshore Re II 2018 $150m
Frontline Re 2018-1 $350m
Eclipse Re 2018-02A $97.6m
Dodeka XV $9.3m
Resilience Re 1861A $37m
Market Re 2018-1 $84m
Operational Re II $148m
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.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season» 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2018 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season is just a month away. Track the season as it develops on our dedicated page; with forecast information, storm by storm updates, tracking maps, satellite imagery and more.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» As challenging today as it was 20 years ago: Frank Majors, Nephila
Frank Majors discusses the sector, saying there are still many challenges facing the wider re/insurance industry.

» 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.

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. Register today!
Held in: Singapore.
10th Sept 2018 Munich Re’s 10th 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. Speakers now announced.
Held in: Monte Carlo.
View all upcoming conferences in our Events Calendar.
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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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