Catastrophe bond and related insurance-linked securities (ILS) new issuance has now reached $17 billion in 2021, setting a new annual record for the total tracked by our Artemis Deal Directory.

It’s also notable that issuance of new Rule 144A property catastrophe bonds has surpassed $10 billion now for the second year running and only the second time in the cat bond market’s history.

In fact, property catastrophe bond issuance has already reached almost $10.4 billion in 2021, so is now closing in fast on the annual record set a year ago, of just over $11 billion.


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