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ILS fund returns again impacted by U.S. storms in May

Once again, slight impacts were reported for some ILS funds in May 2017 due to U.S. severe thunderstorm activity, as the average returns of the insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment fund sector came in at 0.19% for the month.The May 2017 return was slightly below the read the full article →

U.S. severe storms knock April ILS fund returns

The returns of insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds were knocked by severe thunderstorm activity across the United States in April, resulting in a below-average for the month 0.15% return.At least one ILS fund fell to a negative return for April 2017, as the losses from read the full article →

Tenax Capital launching UCITS catastrophe bond fund

Tenax Capital, a London based hedge fund founded by its CEO Massimo Figna, is about to launch its first ILS strategy, a UCITS compliant catastrophe bond investment fund.Tenax Capital has been better known for its credit investment and financial equity funds, in which it manages money from clients including insurers, read the full article →

Twelve Capital hires new cat bond portfolio manager

Zurich and London based insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Twelve Capital has hired a new member to its portfolio management team to take responsibility for the firm's catastrophe bond investment strategies.Florian Steiger is joining Twelve Capital in its Zurich office and will be a Director within the Portfolio Management read the full article →

ILS funds return above average 0.23% in March, monitor Debbie loss

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds reported an above average return of 0.23% for March 2017, thanks to global catastrophe events having little immediate impact on ILS funds, although a number of ILS managers are monitoring the developing cyclone Debbie market loss.The March average return of read the full article →