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Contrasting realities for 2019 reinsurance renewals: Willis Re 1st View

Reinsurance placements at January 1, 2019, highlight a pricing gap between accounts with peak peril exposures or poor loss records and the rest.

Record Q3 ILS issuance as trigger preferences evolve

A record-high $1.6 billion of non-life Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) capacity was issued in Q3, 2018, highlighting the continued enthusiasm for ILS amongst issuers and investors. The total exceeds the former Q3 record of $1.4 billion achieved in 2013, and is well ahead of the five-year average of $800 million, according to the new ILS Market Update from Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.