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Record cat bond issuance for Q1 2017

13 April 2017

The first quarter of 2017 produced a record volume of ILS issuance for an opening quarter, as competitive pricing drew sponsors to the market.

Click to enlarge During the quarter some $2.3bn of new volume was issued, just nudging ahead of the $2.2bn raised in Q1 last year and well clear of the $1.9bn closed in the first quarter of 2015, according to Trading Risk data.

New deals more than replaced the $1.55bn of bonds that matured during Q1, but...

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