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ILS Asia 2018

Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2018 issuance

$2.49 billion.

Outstanding market

$31.08 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Manatee Re II 2018-1 $165m
Sanders Re 2018-1 $400m
Kizuna Re II 2018-1 $200m
Akibare Re 2018-1 $320m
Radnor Re 2018-1 $424.4m
Resilience Re 1811A $52.6m
Nakama Re 2018-1 $700m
Find 500+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

Q4 2017 Catastrophe Bond Market Report» Q4 2017 Cat Bond Market Report - Record 2017 issuance takes market to record size
Q4 2017 saw catastrophe bond and ILS issuance reach $1.92 billion, which is $146 million above the ten-year average for the quarter.

The level of new catastrophe bonds issued in Q4 2017 was sufficient to take the market to new heights, with outstanding risk capital passing $31 billion for the first time. 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

» 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.

» Returns could be lower than traditionally anticipated: Beale, Lloyd’s CEO
Lloyd's CEO Inga Beale discusses the state of the reinsurance market and expectations for the cycle.

» Irma tests ILS, but opens up opportunities: Dirk Lohmann, Secquaero
Hurricane Irma is a test for the insurance-linked securities market. Lohmann discusses the fallout of the event.

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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