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ILS funds average 0.12% return in muted May performance

The average return of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds was just 0.12% in May 2020, as muted performance was the order of the day and a number of funds fell to a decline. May 2020 saw the average ILS fund return just 0.12%, according to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers read the full article →

Covid-19 BI markdowns drive private ILS funds to April decline: ILS Advisers

Markdowns due to potential business interruption claims from the Covid-19 pandemic caused some private ILS or collateralised reinsurance funds to decline during the month of April, while pure catastrophe bonds outperformed, ILS Advisers said today. April 2020 saw the average ILS fund return drop to a negative -0.18%, according to the read the full article →

Covid-19 cat bond sell-off drove ILS fund Index negative in March

The average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment funds fell to a negative -0.65% in March 2020, as the significant selling pressure experienced in the secondary cat bond market drove returns down for the month. March's -0.65% average ILS fund return is the second worst performance read the full article →

ILS funds rise 0.3% in Feb 2020, some cat bond funds hit by pandemic

While the average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment funds was 0.3% in February 2020, some cat bond funds became early victims of the coronavirus pandemic and suffered a decline due to the devaluation of the World Bank's pandemic bonds. February's 0.3% average ILS fund return read the full article →

Cat bonds outperform private ILS, as ILS funds return 0.61% in January

A range of minor catastrophe losses that occurred  did not significantly impact the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market in January 2020, resulting in an average ILS fund return of 0.61% for the month and a strong start to the year. In fact, this January has seen ILS funds deliver read the full article →

ILS funds average 0.92% for 2019 in uneven year of performance

The average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds was just 0.92% for full-year 2019, as catastrophe losses and prior-year loss creep dented returns. The hit to ILS fund returns was not evenly shared in 2019 though, as pure catastrophe bond funds as a group fared better than those also investing in read the full article →

Twelve Capital lifts UCITS cat bond fund 38% to reach $550m

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, has continued to raise new capital for its UCITS catastrophe bond fund strategy, taking the total close to US $550 million. Last July we explained that the manager had successfully attracted new investor inflows to its UCITS cat bond read the full article →

Private ILS funds diverged, cat bond funds were negative in November

The performance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds that invest in private ILS and collateralised reinsurance contracts diverged again in November, while pure catastrophe bond funds were down as a group, the latest Index data from ILS Advisers shows. Overall the ILS and cat bond fund sector as tracked by the Eurekahedge read the full article →

Gap between best & worst performing ILS fund nears 10% in October

The broad diversity within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market became very apparent in October 2019, as the impacts of catastrophe losses from Hagibis drove the gap between best and worst performing ILS fund to almost 10%. It's one of the highest figures we've seen in our almost two decades tracking read the full article →

Hagibis hammers some private ILS positions in October

It's becoming clear that typhoon Hagibis' impacts in Japan have hammered the performance of some private insurance-linked securities (ILS) positions in October and this could be sufficient to overshadow what has been another positive month for the catastrophe bond market. While typhoon Hagibis did dent some catastrophe bond positions, with a read the full article →