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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2016 issuance

$4.187 billion.

Outstanding market

$25.213 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Dodeka X $21.274m
Blue Halo Re 2016-2 $225m
Dodeka IX $14.55m
Market Re 2016-3 $75m
Dodeka V-2016 $11.49m
Oak Leaf Re 2016-1 $53.575m
Market Re 2016-4 $25m
Find 400+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

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

Q2 2016 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - Another record first-quarter» Q2 2016 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - Another record first-quarter
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of Q2 2016, analysing new risk capital issued and the composition of cat bond transactions completed.

Q2 2016 issuance failed to hit $2 billion, with just $1.624 billion of new risk capital issued from 14 transactions, so not meeting investor demand and the first time since 2011 that issuance was so low, resulting in a decline in the outstanding market size to $25.174 billion. Download the report here.

Artemis SIFMA IRLS Executive Roundtable 2016» Artemis SIFMA IRLS Executive Roundtable 2016
Participants explored the potential for ILS features, structures and capacity to play a greater role in the evolving risk transfer landscape and increase market efficiency.

Prominent executives and representatives of the global insurance-linked securities space came together with Artemis in New York to discuss the potential for ILS capacity to have a more meaningful impact on emerging, and existing risks. Download the report here.

Reinsurance renewals» Reinsurance renewal coverage
Read our reporting, insight and analysis of the January 2016 reinsurance renewals, when a large proportion of global reinsurance program terms are renewed and repriced. Reinsurers had been hoping for a slowdown in rate declines at 1/1, but reports suggest prices have declined a little more steeply than expected in some regions. Read our reinsurance renewal coverage here.

Interviews, roundtables and speeches from industry professionals

» Predictions for 2016: Susan Lane, co-CEO, Tokio Solution Management Ltd.
Susan Lane gave us her thoughts on what 2016 might hold for the ILS market and how the ILS asset class might develop.

» Predictions for 2016: Andrea Cavalleri & Neil Strong, Securis Investment Partners LLP
We spoke to Securis Investment Partners LLP to get their thoughts on the prospects for ILS in 2016.

» Predictions for 2016: Michael Stahel, LGT ILS Partners Ltd.
Michael Stahel discussed how ILS might develop in 2016, including new opportunities to expand ILS' scope, M&A, catastrophe bonds, and potential growth areas.

» Predictions for 2016: Rick Miller & Michael Popkin, JLT Capital Markets
The pair gave us some thoughts on how ILS will develop in 2016, the potential for corporates to embrace the ILS sector for insurance risk transfer, and where new opportunities may lie.

» 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.

Read all Artemis interviews.

Featured Conferences

Date Details
12th September 2016 Munich Re's 8th ILS Roundtable in Monte Carlo
An exciting and informative event, with a panel of representatives from the ILS community sharing their views on market trends.
Held in: Monte Carlo.
21st September 2016 Guernsey Insurance Forum 2016: Future stars – where next for the (re)insurance market?
Discussing global developments and their impact on innovation and growth in the (re)insurance market.
Held in: London.
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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