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Cat bond funds lead in August, as loss events erode aggregates for private ILS

Catastrophe bond fund returns led the way through August 2020 with another strong month, while private ILS and collateralised reinsurance suffered a little as a string of catastrophe events eroded aggregates and caused some declines in return. According to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index the average return of catastrophe bond and read the full article →

ILS funds demonstrate improving returns in best June & July since 2011

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds have just had their best June and July performance since 2011, on average, as the improving returns in catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investments start to become evident in manager's results. The average return of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds was 0.67% in July read the full article →

Side pockets for Covid-19 set-up in June, as ILS funds average 0.67%

A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers established side pockets to segregate potential exposures related to the Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020, while some ILS and collateralised reinsurance funds also suffered adverse reserve development related to prior year catastrophes as well. But despite all of this, the average return of read the full article →

Twelve Capital to offer its growing UCITS cat bond fund in Aus & NZ

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, is to expand its offering to investors in Australia and New Zealand to include its UCITS catastrophe bond fund, which is a strategy the manager has been successfully growing recently. Back at the end of January, Twelve Capital reported read the full article →

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 →