Artemis catastrophe bond & insurance-linked securities (ILS) market reports

Download regular quarterly reports on the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market from Artemis. Reports include a look at some of the key issuance statistics and how market trends change. We hope you enjoy the easy to download and print report format and encourage you to share them with your colleagues. Each report uses data from the Artemis Deal Directory.

Q3 2016 Report - Weather risk returns, private deals, market growth

This report reviews the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market at the end of the third-quarter of 2016, looking at the new risk capital issued and the composition of transactions completed during Q3 2016.

Q3 saw $1.087 billion of risk capital issued from eight transactions, making it the third most active Q3 of the last decade in terms of deal volume, and one of the busiest in the market’s history in terms of number of deals. Strong investor appetite for cat bond and ILS investment saw the outstanding market size increase from the $25.174 billion recorded at the end of Q2, to $25.449 billion.

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Data used in this report is taken from the Artemis Deal Directory so includes any privately marketed and issued catastrophe bond transactions as well as any life, health or mortality insurance-linked securities we have data on.



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Q2 2016 Report - A quiet quarter fails to keep up with investor demand

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. This is the first time since 2011 that issuance has failed to reach $2 billion, resulting in a decline in the outstanding market size from the record-breaking $26.516 billion seen at the end of Q1, to $25.174 billion.
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Q1 2016 Report - Another record first-quarter

For the first time in its history the catastrophe bond and ILS market has ended a quarter with more than $26 billion of outstanding market capacity, driven by a record-breaking start to the year that saw $2.215 billion of new risk capital issued from ten transactions, lifting the outstanding market to $26.516 billion at the end of March 2016.
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Q4 2015 Report - Outright market growth continues

Q4 is typically an active period for catastrophe bond issuance and, despite being one of the quietest fourth-quarters of the last decade, catastrophe bond and ILS issuance remained strong in Q4 2015, totalling $1.525 billion.
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Q3 2015 Report - A market making steady progress

This is typically a quieter period for catastrophe bond and ILS issuance. Q3 2015 issuance was, as expected, lower than the previous two reports, but issuance during the quarter totalled $1.093 billion, the second highest Q3 volume ever recorded by Artemis.
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Q2 2015 Report - Keeping up with demand

The second-quarter saw brisk issuance activity with volume reaching $3.162 billion from 17 new cat bond & ILS transactions. While not beating any records, the issuance environment showed that the market is keeping up with investor demand, although perhaps not satiating it yet.
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Q1 2015 Report - The biggest first-quarter ever

The first-quarter saw a record level of risk capital issued. Volume reached $2.062 billion from 15 new cat bond & ILS transactions. The brisk issuance has helped 2015 carry on from where last year's record deal flow left off.
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Q4 2014 - A busy finish to a record year for ILS

The total volume of new catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued during Q3 2014 was a healthy $2.16 billion. The fourth-quarters brisk issuance helped 2014 achieve a new record total issuance of $8.8 billion.
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Q3 2014 - A lazy summer for ILS

The total volume of new catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued during Q3 2014 was only $364 million. The third-quarter is often characterised by slower issuance but this year the mix of deals was interesting.
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Q2 2014 - The Biggest Catastrophe Bond, The Biggest Quarter

The total volume of new catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued during Q2 2014 reached $4.634 billion, according to the Artemis Deal Directory. This is a record second-quarter, in fact the highest level of new cat bond and ILS issuance recorded in any single quarter in the ILS markets history.
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Q1 2014 - A Record Quarter

The total volume of new catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) issued during Q1 2014 reached $1.585 billion, according to the Artemis Deal Directory. This is a record first-quarter, the highest level of new cat bond and ILS issuance recorded in the first three months of the year in the markets history.
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