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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 →

Pension funds still only dipping their toes into ILS and reinsurance

Pension funds are still only dipping their toes into insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance linked investments and catastrophe risks as an asset class, despite the amount of capital they contribute to the space being meaningful.Artemis has written before that it is still early days for pension funds as investors into ILS read the full article →

Illinois Teachers’ pension fund puts $40m into reinsurance with AQR

AQR Capital Management, an investment management firm based in Greenwich, CT,are the latest with a reinsurance-linked investment offering to benefit from a commitment of funds from a U.S. public body pension fund. The Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois is the 39th largest in the U.S. and manages read the full article →

Nephila joins hedge fund standards body as signatory member

Nephila Capital, one of the leading investment managers in the insurance-linked securities and reinsurance linked asset space, has joined a hedge fund standards setting body as a signatory member. The Hedge Funds Standards Board (HFSB) brings together managers, investors, regulators and consultants from across the hedge fund industry to help read the full article →

Nephila Capital promotes David Oliveira to partner

Nephila Capital, one of the best known and most established asset managers in the ILS and reinsurance linked investment space, has announced that they are promoting a new partner to their senior management team to support their ongoing growth. The employee being promoted is David Oliveira, who has been with read the full article →

Multi-Strat Re to make it easier for hedge funds to get into reinsurance

The involvement of money from capital market sources, such as hedge funds, in the reinsurance industry, and in what form that capital is deployed, is a topic which has been receiving increasing attention this year. A new company launch could see the next generation of reinsurance-focused hedge fund managers entering read the full article →

Armour Group launch ILS Investment Management Limited.

Armour Group, a Bermuda based group of insurance, reinsurance and related service companies, have announced the formation and launch of a new insurance-linked investment focused asset manager who aim to target what they see as unique opportunities for uncorrelated returns in the current low-yield environment. ILS Investment Management Limited aim read the full article →

CATCo Investment Management Ltd. Hires Prime Management to Administer Collateralized Reinsurance Funds

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2011) - Prime Management announced today their appointment as administrator to the CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. and the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. ("Opportunities Fund"). Both funds are dedicated vehicles to allow participation by investors in the collateralized reinsurance market. The Opportunities Fund has the read the full article →