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First insurance-linked fund rating criteria finalised by A.M. Best

The first rating criteria has been published that specifically targets insurance-linked funds, including those investing in catastrophe bonds, ILS and collateralized reinsurance, by rating agency A.M. Best.It's the first time that a rating agency has proposed applying a rating methodology to insurance-linked security (ILS), catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment read the full article →

Hedge funds to see strong institutional inflows, good for ILS funds

Institutional investors perception of hedge funds appears to be maturing, according to research from investment bank Deutsche Bank, with investors increasingly appreciating hedge funds as just one piece of a portfolio approach to asset management.Hedge funds have historically been seen as an almost separate asset class by mainstream institutional investors, read the full article →

Blue Capital and DCG Iris ILS funds both extend placing timetable

Two listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, which are both in the process of new share placements, have extended the placing timetables, thus giving prospective investors more time to subscribe to their latest rounds of fund-raising.Firstly, the Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund Limited, which is managed by Blue Capital Management, the read the full article →