ILS Market Update Q4 2017

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January 29, 2018
| United Kingdom, United States

Widely distributed non-life ILS issuance approached $10 billion in 2017, setting a new record. Further, we estimate that non-life ILS capital stood at $88 billion at year-end 2017. This represents a year-on-year increase of 17% over last year’s $75 billion, notwithstanding the substantial loss activity in H2 2017. Rather than running away from the losses, ILS capital is running toward both the short-term potential for modestly better risk spreads and the longer term opportunity to partner with reinsurers, insurers and insureds to fuel asset under management growth and ultimately make insurance more available and affordable.

Year-end ILS capital outstanding ($bn)

Graph showing Year-end ILS capital outstanding ($bn)
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