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LGT Group completes purchase of Clariden Leu insurance-linked investment business

1st June 2012

Private banking and asset management firm LGT Group have announced the completion of their acquisition of the insurance-linked investment business of Clariden Leu. The acquisition, which we first announced in March, see’s LGT Group take over the insurance-linked securities, catastrophe bond and insurance-linked investment funds that Clariden Leu have operated along with the team who […]

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Stahel bullish on insurance-linked securities market growth

20th April 2012

Michael Stahel, currently Managing Director and Head of Insurance-Linked Investments for Clariden Leu but soon to move to a new home at LGT Capital Management, forecasts a further shift of capacity away from traditional reinsurance markets to financial market placements, such as catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities. Overall he says he is bullish on the […]

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Clariden Leu / LGT team planning two new insurance-linked strategy funds

19th April 2012

Michael Stahel and his portfolio management team, who currently manage insurance-linked securities funds for Swiss based investment manager and private bank Clariden Leu but are soon to move to their new home at LGT Capital Management, are planning to launch two new insurance-linked strategy funds in response to demand from investors. Currently the team manages […]

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Outstanding ILS and cat bond prices tighten dramatically in February

15th March 2012

The secondary market for outstanding insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds showed a dramatic tightening of prices in February, according to Swiss based investment manager and private bank Clariden Leu in their latest fund performance report. This is notable for this market, say Clariden Leu, given that it is generally quite stable except for when responding […]

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Catastrophe bond market off to unusually lively start in 2012

16th February 2012

The catastrophe bond market has been particularly active during the month of January 2012, with an extraordinary number of new issuances coming to market, according to Swiss based investment manager and private bank Clariden Leu in their latest fund performance report. Five new cat bonds with an issuance volume of close to $800m came to […]

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Clariden Leu issues $50m third-event Florida wind cat bond lite

20th January 2012

Swiss private bank and investment manager Clariden Leu have issued another of their innovative ‘cat bond lite’ transactions which see them transform an ILW contract into a catastrophe bond note which can be issued for investment purposes. This is their third such transaction (details on Clariden Leu’s previous cat bond lite deals can be found […]

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Clariden Leu reopens Luxembourg based cat bond fund to new subscriptions

17th January 2012

Investment manager Clariden Leu has reopened their Luxembourg based catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security investment funds to new subscriptions as a result of the improving market and increased issuance. All of the Clariden Leu dedicated catastrophe bond funds have been closed to new subscribers since May 2011 due to the lack of new deals coming […]

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