- Catastrophe Bonds, ILS, Reinsurance, Risk Transfer

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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2015 issuance

$6.066 billion.

Outstanding market

$24.979 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Ursa Re 2015-1 $150m
Bosphorus 2015-1 $100m
Bellemeade Re $298.89m
Kane SAC - Series Ax $9.722m
Acorn Re 2015-1 $300m
Hotaru $47.67m
Kane SAC - Tralee $17.6m
Find 380+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

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

Chart showing 2015 catastrophe bond & ILS issuance passes $6bn» 2015 catastrophe bond & ILS issuance passes $6bn from 40 deals
Cat bond and ILS issuance has passed the $6 billion mark already in 2015, as the rapid rate of issuance and growing number of private deals helps the market maintain a near record pace.

Q2 2015 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - Keeping up with demand» Q2 2015 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - Keeping up with demand
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of Q2 2015, analysing the new risk capital issued and the composition of cat bond transactions completed. Download the report here.

» Reinsurance renewal coverage
At the 1st June 2015 reinsurance renewals, when key U.S. and Florida property catastrophe accounts renewed, the market saw the rate of price declines moderating to average in the high single digits.

El Niño forecast to be stronger, last longer into 2016» El Niño forecast to be one of strongest ever in 2015/16
The probability of the current El Niño being one of the strongest ever and lasting longer into next year have increased again, according to the latest update from the U.S. NOAA.

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.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
14th September 2015 Munich Re ILS Roundtable in Monte Carlo
Join us on this exciting and informative event, with a mixed panel of major representatives from the ILS community.
Held in: Monte Carlo.
30th September - 1st October 2015 Weather Risk Management Association 16th European Meeting
Join leaders in the weather risk management industry to discuss impactful topics on the business and future trends.
Held in: Copenhagen.
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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