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Investors hunting uncorrelated alternative asset classes, ILS likely to benefit

Investors of the world are increasingly expecting a widespread downturn in the equity markets, leading to search for new sources of alternative return, particularly asset classes that are less correlated with broader financial trends, says Preqin.The Preqin investor outlook for alternative asset classes in the first-half of 2019 states that read the full article →

ILS could be attractive to $1 trillion alternatives “dry powder”

Alternative investment managers and funds are sitting on approximately $1 trillion of undeployed capital or "dry powder" and with few other attractive opportunities available, insurance and reinsurance linked investing has been cited as one of the more attractive asset classes.Alternative asset managers face a challenge currently as their investors want read the full article →

Alternative investments to expand to $14tn by 2023, niches to benefit

The alternative investments sector is forecast to see explosive growth over the coming five years, with alternative assets under management, consisting of private capital and hedge funds, likely to reach $14 trillion by 2023.According to Preqin, a tracker of data on the alternative asset management space, the industry held $8.8 read the full article →

Investor appetite for alternatives rising, diversification hunt continues

Institutional investor appetite for alternative investment asset classes is on the rise, with more investors now allocating to alternative asset classes and the main driver continues to be a hunt for diversified returns for their portfolios.The percentage of investors allocating to three or more different alternative asset classes has risen read the full article →

ILS & reinsurance are Hedge Funds 2.0, says Future Fund CIO

The world of hedge funds and alternative investment strategies is moving fast and the Chief Investment Officer of massive A$166 billion Australian sovereign wealth fund, the Future Fund, is happiest allocating to what he terms Hedge Funds 2.0, a categorisation that ILS and reinsurance fits into.Speaking at the i3 Investment read the full article →

More pension funds invest in ILS as alternatives allocations rise: Mercer

European pension funds have been increasing their allocations to alternative investments and this looks to have been benefitting the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, with the percentage of EU pension funds that have an allocation to ILS doubling in the last year, according to consultancy Mercer.Mercer found in its latest survey read the full article →

Investors seek diversification within alternatives, positive for ILS

Large and institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurers, family offices and endowments, have increased their allocations to alternatives in 2016 and are seeking diversification within alternatives, which should be positive for insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds.Every report we read these days on investment trends among institutions and the larger investors, read the full article →

Pension funds continue alternatives push in 2016, positive for ILS

The world's pension funds continued to push more deeply into alternative investments in 2016, as asset classes which offer diversification continue to prove very attractive to a growing sector which now commands a total of $36.4 trillion of investments at year-end 2016.Institutional pension funds are the largest investor segment of 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 →

Brynjolfsson (Armored Wolf) joins James Alpha to continue GRRIX strategy

John Brynjolfsson, who recently announced the shuttering of his own investments firm Armored Wolf and its conversion into a family office, is to join James Alpha Advisors to continue managing its James Alpha Global Enhanced Real Return Fund (GRRIX) strategy.Brynjolfsson has been a proponent and investor in liquid securities strategies read the full article →