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InsurTech investment records smashed in Q1, 2019; pricing tools in the spotlight

InsurTech investors worldwide executed the highest number of transactions, the highest number of property/casualty transactions, and the highest volume of Series B and Series C funding rounds during the first three months of 2019, according to the new Quarterly InsurTech Briefing from Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company (NASDAQ:WLTW).




ILS market slows further in Q1 2019 following reductions in Q4 2018 as yields continue to drift higher

Growth of the Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market continued to slow in the first quarter of 2019 following the reduction seen in Q4 2018. Slightly more than $1.1 billion was raised through non-life catastrophe bond issues, compared with an average of $1.8 billion over the most recent six first quarters, the lowest during the period, and around one-third of the record-breaking activity observed in Q1, 2018, 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 (NASDAQ:WLTW).