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Cat bond market sets new record as 12-month issuance soars

The catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has set another new record, as the amount of issuance we've recorded across a twelve-month period to end of September 2021 reached a new all-time-high. The catastrophe bond market has been experiencing elevated levels of activity over the last year, helped both read the full article →

Catastrophe bond issuance still on record pace after Q3: Report

Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance continued at record pace through the third-quarter of 2021, with over $2.7 billion of new risk capital issued and the market now well on-track to beat all its records in 2021, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly read the full article →

Bermuda has opportunity to lead the way on ILS ESG: Roundtable

As momentum continues to accelerate around responsible and sustainable investing, Bermuda’s standing in the global insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector means it’s well placed to capitalise on the growing base of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investors, say industry experts. We recently published our sixth Bermuda ILS Executive Roundtable, held virtually read the full article →

Artemis Bermuda ILS Executive Roundtable 2021

Welcome to Artemis’ sixth Bermuda-focused insurance-linked securities (ILS) executive roundtable, held virtually for the second year in a row owing to ongoing pandemic-related restrictions. Despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on travel and face-to-face meetings, Bermuda attracted a significant amount of startup capital in 2020, ahead of read the full article →

Cat bonds & related ILS hit record $8.5bn in Q2 2021: Report

Activity in the catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) market accelerated again in the second-quarter of 2021, with the three-months seeing an incredible $8.5 billion of new risk capital come to market, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on the catastrophe bond and read the full article →

ILS investors took advantage of diversification opportunities in Q1 2021

Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance provided investors with both peril and regional diversification in the first-quarter of 2021, as shown by the Artemis Deal Directory. In times of financial market volatility, such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2008 global financial crisis, the catastrophe bond asset class has read the full article →

On average, successful 144A cat bonds upsized by 63% in Q1 2021

Strong investor appetite enabled sponsors of traditional 144A catastrophe bond transactions to upsize target levels of reinsurance protection during the first-quarter of the year. A factor of Q1 2021 catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance was the upsizing of property catastrophe deals. Artemis’ data shows that during the period, 11 read the full article →

Catastrophe bond & related ILS market hit new high at end of Q1

The outstanding market size of catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) continued to grow in the first-quarter of 2021, reaching new highs of $34.34 billion, based on property cat, life, health and specialty or other line of business cat bonds, or $48.13 billion if you include the mortgage ILS read the full article →

Catastrophe bond & related ILS issuance hit $4.63bn in Q1 2021: Report

Issuance of new catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) continued apace in the first-quarter of 2021, with the period seeing $4.63 billion of new risk capital come to market, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on the catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Record catastrophe bond year ends with busy Q4 2020: Report

Catastrophe bond issuance reached record levels in 2020 and the busy year was topped-off with a record fourth-quarter as well, as the market demonstrated its resilience and ability to expand its relevance even under ongoing pandemic conditions, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on read the full article →