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Loss reserving leads to mixed ILS fund performance in October

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds reported a wide range of performance in October 2021, as despite a quiet month for catastrophe losses, previous cat events drove loss reserve adjustments across the market. Overall in October, private insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, that invest in collateralised reinsurance and retrocession, actually outperformed catastrophe bond funds read the full article →

Twelve Capital names Co-Managing Partners as it reorganises for growth

Twelve Capital Management, the Zurich-headquartered catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, has announced some organisation changes as it positions itself for future growth. Twelve Capital has named two new Co-Managing Partners who will head up its Group Management Committee, so having oversight of all operational business read the full article →

Private ILS funds decline on Ida creep, cat bonds outperform in September

Private insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, that invest in collateralised reinsurance and retrocession, were the main destination for loss creep from hurricane Ida in September, as a number had to add to their reserves for the loss event. This drove the private ILS and collateralised reinsurance segment of the ILS fund market read the full article →

Fermat managed catastrophe bond fund drives more inflows for GAM

During the third-quarter of 2021, global asset manager GAM Investments benefited from continued inflows to its flagship catastrophe bond fund strategy, which is managed by insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist Fermat Capital Management. As our readers will be only too aware, catastrophe bond investment managers have been able to increase their assets read the full article →

Hurricane Ida drives August losses & uncertainty for private ILS funds

Private insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, that invest in collateralised reinsurance and retrocession, took the biggest hits from hurricane Ida in August and as the event happened so close to the end of the month significant uncertainty remains over valuations, with further declines possible when September returns are reported. For the month read the full article →

Ambassador Fund is latest mutual cat bond & ILS fund launch

A new US mutual investment fund with a focus on catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) is set to launch, with the Ambassador Fund, as it is named, set to continue a trend of bringing ILS investment opportunities to a wider range of investors. The Ambassador Fund will be an exchange read the full article →

Tenax Capital hires AXA XL’s Pughe as ILS Analyst

Tenax Capital, the London based hedge fund  that was founded by its CEO Massimo Figna and offers a UCITS catastrophe bond fund to its investor clients, has hired Toby Pughe from AXA XL as an Insurance-Linked Securities Analyst. Tenax Capital launched its first ILS strategy, a UCITS compliant catastrophe bond investment read the full article →

ILS fund returns dented by European floods in July: ILS Advisers

The average return of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market was dented by the European flooding in July 2021, with some funds focused on private ILS and collateralized reinsurance contracts suffering losses from the event. For the month of July 2021, the average ILS fund return was 0.20%, according to the read the full article →

Cat bond fund size matters, but bigger isn’t always better: Plenum’s Schmelzer

When it comes to constructing a catastrophe bond fund it is important to consider market limitations, in terms of size and the availability of diversification. Given the cat bond market is only so large, there is a point at which growth in fund assets can come at the expense of read the full article →

Twelve Capital’s ILS assets rise 33% to $2.4bn on cat bond fund growth

Twelve Capital Management, the Zurich-headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, has significantly increased its insurance-linked assets under management this year, thanks to very strong growth of its UCITS catastrophe bond fund strategy. We highlighted back in June just how quickly the Twelve Capital Cat Bond UCITS fund read the full article →