Cat bond fund manager Entropics takes stand as responsible investor

by Artemis on February 9, 2016

Catastrophe bond and ILS investment fund manager Entropics Asset Management AB, has become a member of the Swedish Sustainable Investment Forum (Swesif), underlining its commitment to “sustainable and responsible” cat bond investments that benefit society.

“The membership is an acknowledgement of the hard work we have put down during our first year of management,” said Entropics Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Robert Lindblom, highlighting that prior to commencing operations the firm adopted responsible investment values.

Swesif is an organisation that works with and promotes sustainable investments throughout Sweden, and is one of six European SIF (Sustainable Investment Forum) member organisations in the European institute Eurosif.

“Not only has Entropics joined the UN PRI (the United Nations Principle for Responsible Investment), but also developed models for responsible cat bond investments,” continued the company’s CEO.

Testament to its commitment to sustainable and beneficial investments, Entropics states that it refrains from investing in insurance solutions that fail to bring sufficient benefits to society.

The cat bond and ILS investment fund manager stresses that while some might view investing in cat bonds as cynical, the asset classes’ fundamental function of facilitating and enabling insurance in society, a clear benefit to mature and developing markets, is why organisations like the World Bank are advocating the increased use of cat bonds throughout the world.

“We look forward to expanding our network within sustainable and responsible investments in Sweden through our membership. Not least do we wish to increase the knowledge of the importance of insurance solutions for improved resilience and crisis preparedness facing climate change,” said Lindblom.

Entropics’ Swesif membership serves to strengthen its position as a responsible investor, while also underlining the benefits cat bonds bring to society. As the transfer of risks to the capital markets means insurers and reinsurers can access exposures that are otherwise difficult to assume, cat bonds can help insurance become available to a greater number of people in areas of high exposure, says the firm.

Also read:

ILS & cat bonds can be a socially responsible investment: Mercer.

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