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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 →

ILS market falls to -0.34% August loss on hurricane Harvey

As we said should be expected last week, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investment fund market has fallen to an August loss due to the impact of hurricane Harvey, with the average return across 34 tracked ILS funds coming out at -0.34% for the month.It's the single worst read the full article →

ILS funds return 0.57% in July, but U.S. storms erode some deductibles

The average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds reached 0.57% in July 2017, as seasonal effects began to boost the return of the ILS investment market, despite some further erosion of private ILS contract deductibles from U.S. severe thunderstorms.Throughout much of 2017 so far, severe thunderstorms read the full article →

Some weather impact but average ILS fund return is 0.4% in June 2017

The average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds in June 2017 was 0.4%, slightly below the long-term average of 0.45%, as some minor impacts were felt from severe weather events once again.The average yield year to date across the group of 34 ILS investment funds tracked read the full article →

ILS fund returns again impacted by U.S. storms in May

Once again, slight impacts were reported for some ILS funds in May 2017 due to U.S. severe thunderstorm activity, as the average returns of the insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment fund sector came in at 0.19% for the month.The May 2017 return was slightly below the read the full article →

RBS pension fund reinsurance & ILS linked allocation hits $1.3 billion

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) pension fund increased its insurance and reinsurance linked assets by roughly 73% in 2016 to £1 billion (US$1.3 billion), and is looking at the option of adding more amidst an expectation of more attractive pricing in the future.The insurance asset class segment of the read the full article →

Brisk cat bond issuance helps some ILS managers open gates on funds

The brisk pace of catastrophe bond issuance in recent months, which looks set to help the market achieve new records in terms of activity and scale by the end of this quarter, has helped some ILS fund managers to open the gates on cat bond strategies a little, as a read the full article →

U.S. severe storms knock April ILS fund returns

The returns of insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds were knocked by severe thunderstorm activity across the United States in April, resulting in a below-average for the month 0.15% return.At least one ILS fund fell to a negative return for April 2017, as the losses from read the full article →

Tenax Capital launching UCITS catastrophe bond fund

Tenax Capital, a London based hedge fund founded by its CEO Massimo Figna, is about to launch its first ILS strategy, a UCITS compliant catastrophe bond investment fund.Tenax Capital has been better known for its credit investment and financial equity funds, in which it manages money from clients including insurers, read the full article →

Twelve Capital hires new cat bond portfolio manager

Zurich and London based insurance and reinsurance linked investment manager Twelve Capital has hired a new member to its portfolio management team to take responsibility for the firm's catastrophe bond investment strategies.Florian Steiger is joining Twelve Capital in its Zurich office and will be a Director within the Portfolio Management read the full article →