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ILS investment fund returns hit 0.86% in August 2016

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment funds reported their highest single monthly return of the year in August 2016, with the sector recording an impressive and above average 0.86% for the month.Premium allocation due to being in the peak of the U.S. hurricane season and ongoing read the full article →

ILS funds in 0.4% July return, 3 funds negative as loss impact continues

The average return across insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds was 0.4% in July 2016, as premium allocation rose due to the U.S. hurricane season but still three of the ILS funds tracked reported negative returns due to the continued impact of losses.After two months in May (Canadian read the full article →

Straight in at number 1, catastrophe bonds top the charts

Catastrophe bonds may not be for everyone. They're sophisticated assets and lower returns have reduced their attractiveness for some, of late. But the ability of the ILS asset class to deliver consistent, relatively stable returns with low-correlation over the longer-term, remains a key driver of interest.For investors in search of read the full article →

Jubilee oil field FPSO loss & Euro floods hit private ILS funds in June

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds saw a below-average return of 0.25% in June 2016, as some ILS funds that invest in private and collateralized reinsurance deals were hit by losses from European flooding and the Jubilee oil field FPSO loss.The private ILS funds of the world have read the full article →

Canadian wildfires hit ILS funds in May, average performance 0.12%

The average return across insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds was just 0.12% in May 2016, as the Fort McMurray, Canada wildfires and other catastrophe events caused losses and erosion of aggregate retentions for funds investing in private ILS and collateralized reinsurance deals.May has seen one of the read the full article →

ILS funds return 0.39% in April, as catastrophe losses seem limited

Despite major catastrophe events that struck around the globe in April 2016, the average return across the group of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds tracked by ILS Advisers was 0.39% for the month, as losses appear limited from these events.According to the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index ILS read the full article →

ILS funds return above average 0.42% for March, 1.17% for Q1 2016

The average return across the group of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds tracked by ILS Advisers was 0.42% in March 2016, which is above the long-term mean for the month helping to take the first-quarter ILS fund average return to 1.17%.ILS and reinsurance linked investment funds are read the full article →

Luxembourg applying UCITS 20/35 diversification rule to cat bond funds

An issue has been bubbling away in the background of the catastrophe bond and ILS fund market since late 2015 which has the potential to impact the way managers of UCITS catastrophe bond funds deal with diversification.It came to light late last year that, at the instigation of the European read the full article →

Loss adjustments help ILS funds to 0.54% return in February 2016

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds reported their strongest performance since September, returning an average of 0.54% in February 2016, as some adjustments to loss reserves flowing through to boost the months performance.In fact the average ILS fund return in February was more than double the figure seen read the full article →

UCITS catastrophe bond fund launched by Securis Investment Partners

London headquartered specialist insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance investments manager Securis Investment Partners has launched the Securis Catastrophe Bond Fund, a sub-fund of Northill Global Funds ICAV.Targeting a net return of USD Libor + 4-5%, Securis noted that the catastrophe bond fund will display low correlation versus more traditional read the full article →