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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 →

Positive cat bond market momentum continues: Q3 2020 Report

The catastrophe bond market saw continued positive momentum throughout the third-quarter of 2020 and despite continued financial market uncertainty and volatility as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the result was an above-average quarter of issuance, according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on the read the full article →

Artemis Bermuda ILS Executive Roundtable 2020

Welcome to Artemis’ fifth Bermuda-focused ILS executive roundtable, which owing to restrictions caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic was held virtually. In response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus, Bermuda, like much of the world, entered into an unprecedented period of lockdown as its government enforced restrictions aimed to read the full article →

Solid issuance as catastrophe bond market performs in time of crisis: Q2 2020 Report

The market for catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) once again demonstrated its resilience in the second-quarter of 2020, as despite the uncertain environment created by Covid-19, issuance of new cat bonds and ILS reached $3.76 billion according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly report read the full article →

Record catastrophe bond issuance drives market high in Q1: Report

Record first-quarter issuance of new catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) resulted in over $5 billion of risk capital coming to market as 2020 got off to a rapid start, driving the outstanding market to a new high according to the latest report and data from Artemis. Our latest quarterly read the full article →

Cat bond rebound helps Q4 issuance hit record $3.3bn: Report

A rebound in property catastrophe risk-linked transactions has helped issuance of catastrophe bonds and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) reach a record level in the fourth-quarter of 2019, with $3.3 billion of new deals recorded by Artemis. Our latest quarterly report on the catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is read the full article →