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Catastrophe bonds softer in 2021, but investors holding the line on pricing

As we've been documenting in recent weeks during our normal coverage of every new issuance, there is clear evidence that catastrophe bond funds and investors are holding the line on pricing in recent weeks, with more recently priced cat bond tranches seeing their coupons rise, rather than fall. At the same read the full article →

Tangency Capital to portfolio manage Ambassador mutual cat bond fund

Tangency Capital Ltd., an insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund manager whose first strategy was focused on quota share reinsurance business, will be the portfolio manager of a new US mutual investment fund with a focus on catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS). As we were first to report back in September, read the full article →

Fermat managed catastrophe bond fund drives more inflows for GAM

During the third-quarter of 2021, global asset manager GAM Investments benefited from continued inflows to its flagship catastrophe bond fund strategy, which is managed by insurance-linked securities (ILS) specialist Fermat Capital Management. As our readers will be only too aware, catastrophe bond investment managers have been able to increase their assets read the full article →

Ambassador Fund is latest mutual cat bond & ILS fund launch

A new US mutual investment fund with a focus on catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) is set to launch, with the Ambassador Fund, as it is named, set to continue a trend of bringing ILS investment opportunities to a wider range of investors. The Ambassador Fund will be an exchange read the full article →

Tenax Capital hires AXA XL’s Pughe as ILS Analyst

Tenax Capital, the London based hedge fund  that was founded by its CEO Massimo Figna and offers a UCITS catastrophe bond fund to its investor clients, has hired Toby Pughe from AXA XL as an Insurance-Linked Securities Analyst. Tenax Capital launched its first ILS strategy, a UCITS compliant catastrophe bond investment read the full article →

Cat bond fund size matters, but bigger isn’t always better: Plenum’s Schmelzer

When it comes to constructing a catastrophe bond fund it is important to consider market limitations, in terms of size and the availability of diversification. Given the cat bond market is only so large, there is a point at which growth in fund assets can come at the expense of read the full article →

Schroders ILS assets rise to $4bn by end of Q1 2021

Global investment manager Schroders has experienced strong demand for its insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategies through the last year or so, growing its ILS assets under management by around one-third to approximately $4 billion by the end of Q1 2021. The investment manager has seemingly been able to capitalise on growing read the full article →

Schroders ILS investing to fall under new Schroders Capital private assets brand

Global investment manager Schroders has rebranded its private assets group of investment strategies under the Schroders Capital name, which will include its investing activities in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond space. The new Schroders Capital brand counts some US $65 billion of assets under its management, as of Dec read the full article →

Price dynamics helping to drive cat bond fund performance: Plenum

Pricing dynamics in the catastrophe bond market are helping to drive the performance of cat bond funds, despite the negative hit taken back in February due to the US winter storms and the losses that event has driven, insight from Plenum Investments suggests. Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked 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 →