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Resurgent ILS market in rude health

It has been a year of impressive issuance so far in the insurance-linked securities market, with the first five months of 2012 the most active start of any year on record. New issuers and investors are entering the sector and innovative sidecar structures are being considered.

Total ILS net risk capital outstanding has increased for the first time since the financial crisis, with 15 different sponsors coming to the market in the first part of the year.

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