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

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 read the full article →

Stahel bullish on insurance-linked securities market growth

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 read the full article →

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

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 read the full article →

Reduced secondary market catastrophe bond prices an opportunity for new investors

Regular readers of Artemis and those actively involved in the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities market will be fully aware that secondary market cat bond prices have been sliding in recent months. We've written many articles in recent months which references this downward pressure on cat bond price returns which read the full article →

Outstanding ILS and cat bond prices tighten dramatically in February

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 read the full article →

Clariden Leu insurance-linked investment business and ILS funds sold to LGT Group

There's been a lot of speculation in the last few weeks about the future for the Clariden Leu insurance-linked securities investment management business as the integration of the private banking arm into Credit Suisse neared. CS already had an ILS investment arm and there was some uncertainty as to how read the full article →

Catastrophe bond market off to unusually lively start in 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 read the full article →

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

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 read the full article →

Clariden Leu reopens Luxembourg based cat bond fund to new subscriptions

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 read the full article →

No changes to Clariden Leu ILS funds after Credit Suisse integration announcement

Two days ago it was announced that Credit Suisse would be fully integrating its Swiss private banking offshoot Clariden Leu into its organisation. Clariden Leu, who operate a number of insurance-linked securities investment funds, came into existence through the merger of five private banking subsidiaries of Credit Suisse. Now the read the full article →