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Catastrophe bonds a useful source of diversification for investors

1st November 2011

Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities seem to be in the news at least once a week with respect to their use as a diversifier for investment portfolios. A fortnight ago we wrote about the Australian investment advisor Ibbotson who suggested that insurance-linked securities were an ‘investment asset to withstand recession‘. Now Australian investment research house […]

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SCOR officially announces Atropos insurance-linked securities fund

26th September 2011

French reinsurer SCOR has officially announced the launch of their Atropos insurance-linked securities fund today. We’ve written about Atropos previously, you can find our earlier articles about this new ILS fund here, the fund actually launched on the 31st August and has since been marketed to investors but SCOR have today published a press release regarding […]

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Investors keen for catastrophe bonds due to light supply

14th July 2011

Despite the heavy loss activity of the first half of 2011 and the particularly low issuance levels during Q2, investors are still keen to invest in catastrophe bonds say Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA) in their latest Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Market Update which was published yesterday.

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