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19 January 2018

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New sponsors take 2017 cat bond issuance to $11.1bn

12 January 2018

Cat bond volumes reached $11.1bn in 2017, according to Trading Risk records, as new sponsors Validus Re and Covea wrapped up fourth quarter deals in a record year for issuance.

Click to enlarge Validus's late transaction gave additional force to the strong presence of reinsurers in ILS deals last year, after its peers Everest Re and XL Catlin drove a significant bulk of 2017 activity through major transactions.

Covea's French wind bond helped add a bit of diversification to a...


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