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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 →

Cat bond recovery drives 1.42% average ILS fund return in September

Record catastrophe bond fund returns have helped to drive the average performance of ILS funds to 1.42% for September 2019, the highest ILS fund market return for one month in a decade.Catastrophe bond funds experienced a strong recovery of the mark-to-market impacts from hurricane Dorian in early September, driving record read the full article →

Cat bond funds see record monthly returns on Dorian recovery

Catastrophe bond funds are reporting bumper September returns, in some cases beating their records, as they benefit from the full recovery of hurricane Dorian exposed cat bond valuations.When hurricane Dorian was intensifying rapidly on approach to the Bahamas right at the end of August the main risk models were suggesting read the full article →

Dorian dents August ILS fund returns, shows reserving policies vary

As expected, the mark-to-market impacts to catastrophe bond valuations right at the end of August caused by hurricane Dorian has driven the overall average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS), cat bond and collateralized reinsurance funds for August much lower.With one ILS fund still to report, having delayed its August returns read the full article →

ILS funds delivering strong returns during seasonal peak

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds are generally delivering strong returns to their investors so far during the seasonal peak of premium allocation, when the risk-linked return contribution tends to be at its highest.We've become aware from sources that a reasonable number of private ILS funds and funds focused on collateralised reinsurance read the full article →