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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 →

Twelve Capital targets investors in Australia & New Zealand

Specialist ILS fund manager Twelve Capital has announced a new partnership with Sydney based capital advisory and fund placement consultancy based Allen Partners, to help in expanding its distribution reach into Australia and New Zealand.The Zurich headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager is seeking to engage with read the full article →

ILS funds in positive 0.42% July 2019 return, but loss creep drag persists

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and collateralized reinsurance funds experienced a more stable July 2019, averaging a 0.42% return for the months, although this was below the long-term average for the month.That took cumulative performance year-to-date for the ILS and cat bond fund sector, as tracked by the Eurekahedge ILS read the full article →

ILS has “superior historical performance” over the long-term: Researchers

Recent analysis on the return drivers of insurance-linked securities (ILS) shows that over a 15-year period, ILS funds have recorded a superior historical performance when compared with other asset classes.In a recent article, Alexander Braun and Martin Eling of the Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland read the full article →

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 →