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ILS fund-of-funds ILS Diversified Ltd. continues to outperform Index

ILS Diversified Ltd., a fund-of-funds strategy which invests in an actively selected range of insurance and reinsurance linked investments funds, has seen impressive performance in 2015 to-date, outperforming its benchmark Index and demonstrating the benefits of the strategy.Launched in April 2014 by ILS Advisers, the firm behind the Eurekahedge ILS read the full article →

CATCo Investment Management hires new Chief Operating Officer

CATCo Investment Management, the Bermuda-domiciled reinsurance and retrocessional reinsurance linked investment manager, has hired ex-Aspen reinsurance executive Ly Lam as the firm's new Chief Operating Officer.CATCo, which runs a number of reinsurance and retrocessional linked investment funds and strategies, has appointed Ly Lam as COO with effect from 2nd March read the full article →

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 →

Change of CFO at CATCo Investment Management

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CATCo Investment Management Ltd. Jason Bibb has resigned with immediate effect following a decision to relocate back to the UK from Bermuda.Bibb has been with CATCo Investment Management, a reinsurance and retrocessional reinsurance-linked asset management firm, since the very early days of read the full article →

First rating criteria for insurance-linked funds proposed by A.M. Best

Rating agency A.M. Best has published and is seeking comments on a new draft rating criteria which we believe to be the first to specifically target insurance-linked funds, including those investing in catastrophe bonds, ILS and collateralized reinsurance.The move marks the first time that A.M. Best has targeted insurance-linked securities read the full article →

ILS fund-of-funds ILS Diversified Ltd. outperforms market in first month

ILS Diversified Ltd., a fund-of-funds which invests in the insurance and reinsurance linked investments market via allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, has outperformed the wider ILS fund market in its first month of operation.ILS Diversified Ltd. was launched on 1st April by ILS Advisers, the firm behind the Eurekahedge read the full article →

ILS Diversified Ltd., first insurance linked fund-of-funds launches

ILS Diversified Ltd. the first fund-of-funds in the insurance linked investments market solely investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds to achieve a return more in-line with the market is being launched on April 1st by ILS Advisers.Readers will be familiar with ILS Advisers as the firm behind the Eurekahedge ILS read the full article →

Alternative capacity to hit 15% of global property catastrophe reinsurance in 2013

The growth of convergence reinsurance capacity, largely third-party investor backed, has seen strong growth over recent years. According to reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, alternative reinsurance capacity has grown from just 8% of the global property catastrophe reinsurance market at the end of 2008 and looks set to reach 15% by read the full article →

Alternative reinsurance capital trend an opportunity for mutual insurers: Willis Re

There's been a lot of coverage on the threat non-traditional reinsurance capacity from third-party investor backed sources such as insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bonds, collateralized reinsurance capacity and sidecars presents to traditional reinsurers. It's refreshing today to read a press release from reinsurance broker Willis Re discussing an opportunity this trend read the full article →

The growth of non-traditional reinsurance capacity to April 2013

Non-traditional reinsurance capacity, largely sourced from third-party institutional and capital market investors and recently increased to $44 billion in size, is exerting increasing influence on the global property catastrophe reinsurance market. That's a statement that we can all agree on now that we've seen growing evidence from catastrophe bond and ILS read the full article →