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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 →

ILS funds return above average 0.23% in March, monitor Debbie loss

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds reported an above average return of 0.23% for March 2017, thanks to global catastrophe events having little immediate impact on ILS funds, although a number of ILS managers are monitoring the developing cyclone Debbie market loss.The March average return of read the full article →

A below average February for ILS funds, with 0.32% return

The average return across a group of 34 insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds came in at a below average 0.32% for February 2017, with some prior month loss reserve adjustments perhaps impacting performance.February's 0.32% average ILS fund return takes the year-to-date performance to 0.68% by read the full article →

ILS funds start year with 0.36% average return in January 2017

The average return across a group of 34 insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds was 0.36% in January 2017, which is a significant uplift on the previous years 0.21%.January's average ILS fund return of 0.36%, as recorded by the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index, is still below read the full article →

ILS funds saw more frequent loss events in 2016, we review the year

A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds ended 2016 with some loss reserve adjustments in December, ending a year that saw a frequent number of events impact the ILS market. We take a look at some of the events that threatened ILS fund losses in 2016.Two read the full article →

ILS funds average 5.18% return for 2016, up from prior year

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds have managed an average return of 5.18% for the full-year 2016, which is up almost a percent from 2015's 4.24%.ILS fund investors have had a better year in 2016 despite the much higher prevalence of loss events that impacted the read the full article →

Minor NZ quake impact to ILS funds in November, avg return 0.27%

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds have recorded minor impacts due to the New Zealand earthquake in November 2016, but in the same month recovered some ground on an improved hurricane Matthew loss outlook.The average return of the ILS fund market in November 2016, as recorded read the full article →

Cat bond fund performance rises in 2016, highlighted by Oppenheimer

The Oppenheimer Master Event-Linked Bond Fund, LLC, a catastrophe bond focused investment strategy managed by Caleb Wong at OppenheimerFunds, has beaten its 2015 performance according to its latest annual report, returning 5.5% for the year to September 30th 2016.The majority of catastrophe bond investment funds have performed more strongly over read the full article →

ILS funds return 0.42% for October 2016 on hurricane Matthew losses

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment funds saw a below average return of 0.42% in October 2016, as the majority of hurricane Matthew losses were factored into monthly NAV's.Two ILS funds investing in private ILS and collateralised reinsurance transactions reported a negative return in October due read the full article →

ILS funds return above average 1.03% in September 2016

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment funds have seen another strong month of performance in September 2016, as seasonal premiums helped to boost the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index return to an above average 1.03%.Similar effects to those seen in August, when ILS funds averaged a 0.86% read the full article →