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Alpina takes over Falcon cat bond funds, transforms them to ESG compliant

Alpina Capital, through its Alpina Fund Management S.A. unit, has taken over the management and distribution of the Falcon Private Bank catastrophe bond funds and is transforming them into ESG compliant strategies under the EU taxonomy. Alpina Capital acquired Falcon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. at the end of 2020, taking over read the full article →

Twelve Capital’s UCITS catastrophe bond fund passes $1bn

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered insurance and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, has almost doubled the size of its flagship UCITS catastrophe bond fund in a year. At the end of January 2020, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager had reported that the Twelve Capital’s Cat Bond UCITS fund had reached read the full article →

Credit Suisse launches UCITS cat bond fund, with Gawron & Brogli hires

Credit Suisse's Insurance Linked Strategies team has its first UCITS catastrophe bond fund offering, after hiring the team that ran the Lombard Odier cat bond strategy and merging its fund into a new Credit Suisse fund product. The arrangement sees the UCITS catastrophe bond fund that had been launched by Lombard read the full article →

ILS funds deliver 3.51% for 2020, highest Index return since 2016

The average return of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market reached 3.51% for full-year 2020, which is the highest figure since 2016 measured by the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index. Results are widely spread across the ILS fund market though, with some ILS funds performing much more strongly than others throughout the read the full article →

Aggregate cat bond erosion & COVID dent ILS fund returns in October

The average return of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market was dented in October 2020 by some selling pressure on certain aggregate catastrophe bond positions and reserve setting for potential losses to catastrophe reinsurance programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index the average return of read the full article →

ILS fund market reports highest monthly return in a year for September

September 2020 saw the strongest level of returns from the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market in a year, as the average ILS fund return was reported as 1.08% by ILS Advisers. Catastrophe bond funds have again led the way, as strong price increases meant that pure cat bond funds outpaced the returns read the full article →

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 →