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Luxembourg applying UCITS 20/35 diversification rule to cat bond funds

An issue has been bubbling away in the background of the catastrophe bond and ILS fund market since late 2015 which has the potential to impact the way managers of UCITS catastrophe bond funds deal with diversification.It came to light late last year that, at the instigation of the European read the full article →

Regulators increase focus on alternative investment fund liquidity

Financial market and securities industry regulators are increasing their focus on investment fund liquidity, as they aim to reduce the risk that in times of stress or crisis fund manager's are better able to manage liquidity risk and honour investor redemptions.With U.S. mutual funds and European UCITS funds offering frequent read the full article →

UCITS ILS funds help to drive recent inflows of capital

The emergence of UCITS compatible catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds has helped to bring new capital into the ILS market, according to Michael Stahel, partner and portfolio manager at Swiss ILS and reinsurance-linked investment manager LGT Insurance-Linked Strategies.The launch of a number of UCITS compatible ILS funds, including some read the full article →

New UCITS compliant insurance-linked securities investment fund launching

Back in December we reported the first UCITS compliant insurance-linked securities investment fund launcha. Now we see (via Hedge Week) that another is launching under the wing of Decision Analytics Advisory Partners AG and their Next Generation Absolute Return business.They are working in cooperation with ILS investment specialist Secquaero Advisors read the full article →