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Cat bond market can grow to $50bn, pandemic risk & ESG are drivers: Swiss Re

After a particularly busy first-half of 2021 for catastrophe bond issuance, global reinsurance firm Swiss Re’s Capital Markets unit believes that a $50 billion market is possible by 2025 and that two drivers of further insurance-linked securities (ILS) market growth could be pandemic risk and ESG.

In its latest Insurance-Linked Securities Market Insights report, Swiss Re Capital Markets highlights the robust issuance seen in H1 2021.

“With new capital raised, many primary new issues were heavily oversubscribed and upsized, while also testing lower spread levels than originally announced,” the company explained on the prior year.


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