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Catastrophe bonds and ILS cumulative issuance by year

This chart shows catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) cumulative issuance by year using data taken from The Artemis Catastrophe Bond & Insurance-Linked Securities Deal Directory. With this chart you can see what the cumulative volume of risk capital issued has been since the inception of the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and how quickly it has grown.

This chart includes data on: pure 144a catastrophe bond deals; other cat bond like deals featuring specialty, life, mortality risk, etc; and private cat bond lites or private ILS deals we have information on.

Note: This data is kept current and this chart is regularly updated as new catastrophe bond and similarly structured insurance-linked securities (ILS) deals are launched.


The data to create this chart is taken from the Artemis Deal Directory so does include some private catastrophe bond transactions, as well as any life, specialty, mortality or longevity insurance-linked security deals and private ILS issues that we have tracked.

Every effort has been made to accurately reflect the size of the catastrophe bond market and the amount of risk capital outstanding by coverage type.

You can find charts and data on mortgage insurance-linked securities issuance here.

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