Azimut Investments SA

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Azimut Investments SA - snapshot

  • ILS manager or company name: Azimut Investments SA
  • Location (HQ / Domicile): Luxembourg
  • Date of launch: Apr 2008
  • Assets under management *: ~$255 million (AuM as at Jan 2022)
  • Website link: Azimut Investments SA website

Azimut Investments SA - Details

Company profile:

Azimut Investments SA is the Luxembourg branch of Azimut Group. The ultimate parent company is Azimut Holding SPA that is listed in the main index of the Italian Stock Exchange (AZM.IM). Azimut Group acquired Eskatos’ business in 2011 and completely integrated this business with Azimut Investments SA during 2019. Overall, the Group manages about €80 billion (mainly through mutual funds investing in traditional stocks and bonds) and around €50 billion are managed from Luxembourg.

Azimut Investments SA manages two investment funds active in catastrophe bonds and traditional reinsurance: AZ Eskatos – Multistrategy ILS Fund with AuM of USD 200 million; and AZ Fund 1 – AZ Alternative – Cat bonds with AuM of roughly USD 55 million.

Team size and structure:

The team dedicated specifically to the management of these two strategies is composed of four people. At company level, the investment management team is composed of about 100 portfolio managers and analysts.

Number of strategies (how many funds, sidecars or strategies):

2

Offers private managed accounts?

Yes

Other offices or locations:

17 countries

Strategy:

High diversification by peril, area and trigger mechanism, ranging from life to property in all possible countries, to specialty lines. Focus on medium/top layers of UNL programs. Sharper ratio of 1.44. Historical volatility (over 12 years of track record) equal to 1.8%, percentage of positive months equal to 87%.

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