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Schroders ILS assets rise to $4bn by end of Q1 2021

Global investment manager Schroders has experienced strong demand for its insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategies through the last year or so, growing its ILS assets under management by around one-third to approximately $4 billion by the end of Q1 2021. The investment manager has seemingly been able to capitalise on growing read the full article →

Schroders ILS investing to fall under new Schroders Capital private assets brand

Global investment manager Schroders has rebranded its private assets group of investment strategies under the Schroders Capital name, which will include its investing activities in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond space. The new Schroders Capital brand counts some US $65 billion of assets under its management, as of Dec read the full article →

Secondary cat bond trading rises as $3.3bn May issuance drives portfolio changes

The volume of catastrophe bond notes traded on the secondary market rose again in May 2021, as insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers and cat bond investors adjusted their portfolios to accept the strong almost $3.3 billion of primary issuance seen during the month. May 2021 saw the highest level of primary read the full article →

ILS funds hit by severe weather impact to aggregates in 0.24% April return

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market delivered a very slightly below-average 0.24% return for April 2021, as the effects of severe weather events in the United States caused impacts to some aggregate contracts during the period. The Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index was up by 0.24% for the month of April 2021, read the full article →

RenRe raises $132m of new capital for Medici ILS and cat bond fund

RenaissanceRe, the global reinsurer and third-party reinsurance capital manager, had raised $132 million of new capital for its largely catastrophe bond focused insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund Medici through April 1st this year. RenaissanceRe (RenRe) has had a lot of success in raising new funds for its range of ILS and collateralized read the full article →

Cat bond funds outperform private ILS funds, on average, in March

The overall insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market averaged a 0.22% return for March 2021, which was above average for the month but seemingly impacted by losses booked by a number of collateralized reinsurance and retrocession focused funds. After numerous insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds reported negative performance for February, largely due to read the full article →

Price dynamics helping to drive cat bond fund performance: Plenum

Pricing dynamics in the catastrophe bond market are helping to drive the performance of cat bond funds, despite the negative hit taken back in February due to the US winter storms and the losses that event has driven, insight from Plenum Investments suggests. Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked read the full article →

Many ILS funds report negative February returns on winter storm impacts

The majority of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds have reported a negative return for February 2021 after the impacts of the US winter storm and Texas freeze, according to the latest report from the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index. The Index was down -0.7% for the month of February 2021, as the average read the full article →

Cat bond fund returns outpace private ILS in January 2021

The average return of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market was only 0.13% in January 2021, as pure catastrophe bond funds outpaced those invested in private ILS, according to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index. Pure cat bond funds returned 0.29% as a group in January, which was a reasonable start to read the full article →

Alpina takes over Falcon cat bond funds, transforms them to ESG compliant

Alpina Capital, through its Alpina Fund Management S.A. unit, has taken over the management and distribution of the Falcon Private Bank catastrophe bond funds and is transforming them into ESG compliant strategies under the EU taxonomy. Alpina Capital acquired Falcon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. at the end of 2020, taking over read the full article →