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Cat Bond & Related ILS Issuance Nears Annual Record, Now Over $16.1bn

Catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) new issuance continues apace in 2021, with the total issued and tracked by Artemis so far this year now above $16.1 billion, meaning that a new annual issuance record is expected to be reached imminently.

Issuance of new catastrophe bonds and the other related insurance-linked securities (ILS) that we track here at Artemis has now surpassed $16.1 billion, with the recent completion of the new US wildfire catastrophe bond for utility Sempra Energy.

Catastrophe bond market activity has been particularly strong through 2021 so far, as ILS investor appetite for cat bond funds expanded and sponsors increasingly turn to the capital markets for reinsurance and retrocession.

That has helped issuance of pure 144A property catastrophe bonds reach almost $10 billion year-to-date.


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