ESG investment in insurance-linked securities (ILS)

ESG investing is a growing focus for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market.

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are often assumed to be naturally compatible with and applicable to environmental, social, governance (ESG) investment mandates and standards.

Certainly, ILS such as catastrophe bonds have ESG relevant features, in providing disaster risk financing to support recovery and repair after severe weather events or natural disasters.

But the true application of ESG investment standards to reinsurance and ILS assets requires much deeper thought and the industry continues to work towards provision of truly ESG compatible ILS investment opportunities.


Fresh ESG capital an opportunity for the ILS industry: Taylor, Ocorian

In a recent interview with Artemis, Ocorian Client Director Sherman Taylor explored how the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry can incorporate ESG into its operations and what benefits this might bring. He expressed his optimism as he noted the total market capitalisation of new ILS issuances surpassed $15B in 2020, making it read the full article →

Alpina takes over Falcon cat bond funds, transforms them to ESG compliant

Alpina Capital, through its Alpina Fund Management S.A. unit, has taken over the management and distribution of the Falcon Private Bank catastrophe bond funds and is transforming them into ESG compliant strategies under the EU taxonomy. Alpina Capital acquired Falcon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. at the end of 2020, taking over read the full article →

ILS market risks an ESG “credibility gap” – Synpulse

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace could put itself at risk of a potentially damaging “credibility gap” if it over promises on environmental, social and governance (ESG) alignment, Synpulse Management Consulting has warned. During the third-quarter of 2020 we teamed up with boutique consulting firm Synpulse Management Consulting to conduct a survey read the full article →

ESG and insurance-linked securities (ILS): Q&A with PCS’s Tom Johansmeyer

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants, as well as wider insurance and reinsurance related interests, are increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and embracing positive ESG principles and processes within their business models. At the same time, the institutional investor community is focused on sourcing ESG compatible risks and read the full article →

ESG expansion a growth opportunity for ILS: Rivaldi, ILS NYC 2021

The already large environmental, social and governance (ESG) investor community is poised to expand further, but in order for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector to really take advantage of the opportunity it needs to address certain challenges, says Marcus Rivaldi, Managing Director of Analytics, Twelve Capital. Amid a heightened and lasting read the full article →

ESG opportunity can be meaningful for ILS: Nephila’s Schauble, ILS NYC 2021

Today, there’s a significant amount of capital looking to be deployed in an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) friendly way, which represents a material opportunity for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, says Barney Schauble, Head of Labs at Nephila Advisors. Day two of our fifth annual and first virtual ILS read the full article →

Nephila attracts $1bn+ inflows, launches ESG & Lloyd’s ILS fund strategies

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance and reinsurance linked investment funds and assets, is expected to benefit from growing investor interest in the sector, with inflows of more than $1 billion anticipated in 2021, according to Markel Corporation executives. Having returned to growth, in terms of assets under management, read the full article →

ESG in the ILS & Catastrophe Bond Market – Roundtable

This roundtable discussion was convened by specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum Investments and moderated by Artemis in December 2020. The roundtable, which you can watch in full here, featured participants from across the ILS and catastrophe bond market. Participants came together to discuss key issues related to read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview on ESG in risk transfer & ILS with Patrick Roder, Synpulse

Patrick Roder, Associate Partner and Global Head of ILS at Synpulse Management Consulting, joined us recently to discuss the publication of a study analysing the results of our survey on the maturity of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in the risk transfer, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets. During the read the full article →

Study reveals benefits of operationalising ESG in risk transfer & ILS

Market participants across risk transfer, including insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance, have a lot to gain from further operationalising Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) within their core businesses, our now published study reveals. During the third-quarter of 2020 we teamed up with boutique consulting firm Synpulse Management Consulting to conduct a read the full article →