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The cat bond market is attractive, again: SCOR’s Fabrice Rossary

The impacts of 2017 and 2018 catastrophe events on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market has altered the dynamics of the space, and while volatility with loss estimates needs to be addressed, the attractive risk-adjusted returns on offer highlights the benefits of a structural allocation to the space.This is according to read the full article →

ILS funds report mixed returns, as loss creep continued in June

Loss creep continued to affect the market for insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and collateralized reinsurance funds in June 2019, denting the average performance to a below average 0.30% for the month.Typhoon Jebi and hurricane Michael continued to result in some negative ILS fund performance, particularly from those investing in read the full article →

Beech Hill gets into cat bonds as Bonder moves trading desk

Beech Hill Securities, Inc., a New York based full-service broker-dealer now has a catastrophe bond trading capability.We can report that established New York based secondary cat bond market trader Craig Bonder has taken his trading desk operations and team to Beach Hill, expanding the range of asset classes that the read the full article →

Leadenhall signs up U.S. Bank for depositary services

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager, has signed up U.S. Bank Depositary Services to provide depositary services for its Leadenhall UCITS ILS Fund PLC.U.S. Bank will provide core depositary services of asset safekeeping, fiduciary oversight and cash monitoring to Leadenhall for the UCITS read the full article →

Twelve Capital adds $400m to UCITS cat bond fund in 18 months

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, has now raised almost US $400 million for its UCITS catastrophe bond fund strategy in just 18 months.The ILS fund manager said that the investor inflows to its UCITS cat bond fund are coming thanks to distribution activities read the full article →

Majority of ILS Advisers tracked funds negative in May 2019. Index falls to -1.13%

Only 5 of the 33 insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds tracked by ILS Advisers reported positive returns in May 2019, as catastrophe loss creep and cat bond price pressure dented sector returns, resulting in the Index falling to a negative -1.13% for the month.That's the lowest monthly return for the Eurekahedge read the full article →

FOSUN gets into ILS, buys majority stake in TENAX Capital

FOSUN International Limited, a Chinese privately-owned global investment and asset management conglomerate with a liking for investing in insurance and reinsurance, has taken its first step into the ILS fund management space, acquiring a majority stake in TENAX Capital Limited.Tenax Capital is a London based hedge fund manager founded by read the full article →

Twelve Capital to focus on growth of own-brand ILS funds

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, is targeting continued growth of its assets within its own-brand insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond funds.Twelve Capital has reached $4 billion of ILS and other reinsurance linked assets and is expanding its product range for ILS investors read the full article →

Falcon ILS funds shift to Solidum, new reinsurance funds to launch

Falcon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A., an investment management subsidiary of Switzerland-based Falcon Private Bank, is aiming to increase its activities in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, partnering with Solidum Partners AG for its ILS fund management.Previously, Falcon's ILS fund strategies were managed by Zurich-headquartered ILS specialist investment manager Twelve Capital read the full article →

Loss creep drags average ILS fund return to -0.70% in April

Loss creep primarily from typhoon Jebi has dragged the average performance of catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds down to a disappointing -0.70% for the month of April 2019.Once again, performance was disparate across the group of ILS funds tracked by the ILS Advisors Index, with read the full article →