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ILS market falls to -0.34% August loss on hurricane Harvey

As we said should be expected last week, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investment fund market has fallen to an August loss due to the impact of hurricane Harvey, with the average return across 34 tracked ILS funds coming out at -0.34% for the month.It's the single worst read the full article →

ILS funds return 0.57% in July, but U.S. storms erode some deductibles

The average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds reached 0.57% in July 2017, as seasonal effects began to boost the return of the ILS investment market, despite some further erosion of private ILS contract deductibles from U.S. severe thunderstorms.Throughout much of 2017 so far, severe thunderstorms read the full article →

Some weather impact but average ILS fund return is 0.4% in June 2017

The average return of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment funds in June 2017 was 0.4%, slightly below the long-term average of 0.45%, as some minor impacts were felt from severe weather events once again.The average yield year to date across the group of 34 ILS investment funds tracked read the full article →

ILS fund returns again impacted by U.S. storms in May

Once again, slight impacts were reported for some ILS funds in May 2017 due to U.S. severe thunderstorm activity, as the average returns of the insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment fund sector came in at 0.19% for the month.The May 2017 return was slightly below the read the full article →

U.S. severe storms knock April ILS fund returns

The returns of insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds were knocked by severe thunderstorm activity across the United States in April, resulting in a below-average for the month 0.15% return.At least one ILS fund fell to a negative return for April 2017, as the losses from read the full article →

ILS funds return above average 0.23% in March, monitor Debbie loss

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds reported an above average return of 0.23% for March 2017, thanks to global catastrophe events having little immediate impact on ILS funds, although a number of ILS managers are monitoring the developing cyclone Debbie market loss.The March average return of read the full article →

A below average February for ILS funds, with 0.32% return

The average return across a group of 34 insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds came in at a below average 0.32% for February 2017, with some prior month loss reserve adjustments perhaps impacting performance.February's 0.32% average ILS fund return takes the year-to-date performance to 0.68% by read the full article →

ILS funds start year with 0.36% average return in January 2017

The average return across a group of 34 insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds was 0.36% in January 2017, which is a significant uplift on the previous years 0.21%.January's average ILS fund return of 0.36%, as recorded by the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers Index, is still below read the full article →

ILS funds average 5.18% return for 2016, up from prior year

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds have managed an average return of 5.18% for the full-year 2016, which is up almost a percent from 2015's 4.24%.ILS fund investors have had a better year in 2016 despite the much higher prevalence of loss events that impacted the read the full article →

Minor NZ quake impact to ILS funds in November, avg return 0.27%

Insurance-linked securities (ILS), pure catastrophe bond and reinsurance-linked investment funds have recorded minor impacts due to the New Zealand earthquake in November 2016, but in the same month recovered some ground on an improved hurricane Matthew loss outlook.The average return of the ILS fund market in November 2016, as recorded read the full article →