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Appetite rises with understanding: ILS Market Update Q1 2019

Insurance Consulting and Technology|Insurance Linked Securities
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May 7, 2019

Growth of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continued to slow in the first quarter of 2019 following the reduction seen in Q4 2018. Slightly more than $1.1 billion was raised through non-life catastrophe bond issues, compared with an average of $1.8 million over the most recent six first quarters, the lowest during the period, and around one-third of the record-breaking activity observed in Q1, 2018. Windstorm losses were the peril most commonly protected, with $450 million of capacity dedicated to pure US wind peril, and $550 million to peak multi-peril coverage.

The ILS Market Update features these topics:

  • Q1 2019 cat bond issuance
  • Analysis and evaluation of the role played by catastrophe modeling in ILS
  • Q1 2019 secondary market trading overview

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ILS Market Update 2019 PDF .5 MB
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