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Cat Bond & ILS Market Stats

2015 issuance

$1.662 billion.

Outstanding market

$22.666 billion.

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Latest Catastrophe Bonds

Issuer $
Pelican III Re 2015-1 $100m
Queen Street X Re 2015 $100m
Citrus Re 2015-1 $150m
Sanders Re 2015-1 $130m
Manatee Re 2015-1 $100m
Kizuna Re II 2015 $290m
Merna Re Ltd. 2015-1 $300m
Find 330+ ILS transactions in our catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities Deal Directory.

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

Managing reinsurance & ILS collateral pools in a challenging environment - Blackrock» Managing reinsurance & ILS collateral pools in a challenging environment
With the growth of the collateralized reinsurance and ILS market continuing apace, at a time when broader financial markets and the investment environment can be challenging, it is vital to consider how collateral pools for ILS transactions are managed and allocated.

How hurricane technology can reduce risk uncertainty - HWind Scientific LLC» How hurricane technology can reduce risk uncertainty
Risk models are an important tool for evaluating risk and responding to impending events, but models are sometimes criticized as lacking transparency and having high uncertainty but they’re not going away. How can we reduce the uncertainty? Here are a few suggestions.

» Risk transfer & re/insurance key to raising world’s disaster resilience
As the world meets in Sendai, Japan to discuss disaster risk reduction and how the world becomes more resilient to them, we suggest that risk transfer and re/insurance remain vital components of any disaster risk reduction initiative.

Q4 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - A busy finish to a record year for ILS» Q4 2014 Catastrophe Bond & ILS Market Report - A busy finish to a record year for ILS
This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of Q4 2014, looking at the new risk capital issued and the composition of the transactions completed during Q4 2014 and providing a short review of the full-years record issuance.

Q4 saw a range of diverse transactions and total issuance reached $2.16 billion. The active quarter helped the full-year 2014 achieve a new record of $8.8 billion. Download the report here.

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
24th April 2015 ILS & CAT Bonds Australasia 2015
Readers of Artemis are entitled to an exclusive discount – enter the code MP-Artemis when registering.
Held in: Sydney, Australia.
14th - 15th May 2015 European Insurance Forum 2015
Conference featuring updates on broad industry and global developments.
Held in: Dublin.
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.
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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