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Climate change the biggest ESG opportunity in non-life: Jefferies

Climate change and providing risk transfer products to protect against its effects and to aid the world's climate transition, is the biggest single environmental, social and governance (ESG) related attribute and opportunity for the worlds non-life insurance and reinsurance industry, according to analysts at investment bank Jefferies. Naturally, climate change comes read the full article →

Robus gets Guernsey ESG kitemark for its PCC and ICC structures

Robus, an insurance management, fiduciary and financial advisory firm that is part of the wider Ardonagh insurance and reinsurance Group, has received a green ESG kitemark accreditation for both its Protected Cell Company (PCC) and Incorporated Cell Company (ICC). The green kitemark has been accredited under the Environmental, Social and Governance read the full article →

SBAI to publish toolkit on implementing ESG in ILS strategies

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has this morning announced the launch of its first toolkits targeted at asset managers and allocators to help them with the practical implementation of responsible investment across certain alternative investment strategies and asset classes. The SBAI has been ramping up its focus on environmental, read the full article →

Allocations to alternative investments to increase, ESG a factor: Eaton Partners

A survey of institutional investors by Eaton Partners found that almost two-thirds intend to increase their allocations to alternative asset classes and private capital markets, with 9% of respondents targeting non-correlated assets specifically, while ESG is also seen as an important factor for future investment flows. “As the world navigates new read the full article →

Education, liquidity, more perils to drive retail investor interest in ILS: SIFMA

Greater education around the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, coupled with the development of a secondary market and the expansion into new perils, will help make ILS fund participation more attractive for sophisticated retail investors, according to industry experts. While institutional investors such as pension funds are a dominant force in read the full article →

Brookfield Asset Management gets rating for Cayman reinsurer North End Re

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the giant Canadian headquartered alternative asset manager that has around $575 billion of assets under management, continues to expand its reinsurance operations with a rating from AM Best now secured for its Cayman Islands based reinsurer North End Re (Cayman) SPC. Brookfield Asset Management became the latest read the full article →

German institutional investors to allocate more to ILS in 2021: Survey

Institutional investors in Germany are expected to expand on allocations to asset classes that exhibit lower levels of correlation to financial markets, such as alternatives and other credit specialties, including insurance-linked securities (ILS), a survey found. In its annual investor survey, the Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI), Germany's association for the read the full article →

Institutional investors have “pent-up demand” for alternatives: Eaton Partners

A survey of institutional investors by Eaton Partners found that the majority are looking to increase their allocations to private capital market type asset classes in 2021, citing "pent-up demand" among investors but also a desire to seek out asset managers with strong track-records. Institutional investors are going to be looking read the full article →

Brookfield Asset Management launches reinsurer targeting annuity premium float

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the giant Canadian headquartered alternative asset manager that has around $575 billion of assets under management, is expanding in the reinsurance space with an annuities strategy through which it expects to secure up to $10 billion of additional float at the start. Brookfield is just the latest read the full article →

SEC director calls for greater retail investor access to private markets

A senior director of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called for main street, or retail, investors to be given greater access to private market asset classes, to enhance the return profile of their pension portfolios. Dalia Blass, a Director of the SEC's Division of Investment Management, discussed read the full article →