ILS issuance hits all-time highs

Category: Insurance-linked securities ABS

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The insurance-linked securities market has seen a surge in new issuance this year, with 1H17 witnessing the largest monthly, quarterly and half-year volumes on record. The largest-ever deal size was also recorded and overall market outstandings topped previous peaks.

Swiss Re reports that ILS issuance volumes in 1H17 topped US$8bn, nearly 40% larger than any previous half-year, and just US$230m under the full-year issuance record.

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