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DCG Iris insurance-linked securities fund to list in London

A new insurance-linked securities fund vehicle called DCG Iris is to launch in June. It will be listed on the London stock exchange as a kind of feeder-fund for Credit Suisse, according to reports in the financial press. DCG Iris is an ILS fund vehicle which is being launched by investment read the full article →

Pennsylvania schools pension fund enjoys risk/return profile of catastrophe bonds

Last June we wrote about the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), the public body that organises, manages and invests the retirement funds of public school employees in Pennsylvania, and their first allocation of capital to the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities asset class. They allocated $250m into the read the full article →

Anchor Risk Advisors appoints BNP Paribas for insurance-linked securities fund administration

Anchor Risk Advisors, an investment manager focused on the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe risk investment sector with one of the longest track records in ILS thanks to its teams experience, has announced the appointment of BNP Paribas to provide hedge fund administration services for its latest insurance-linked investment strategy. With read the full article →

Eurekahedge and ILS Advisers launch index tracking performance of insurance-linked investment funds

Hedge fund data and performance information provider, Eurekahedge, have teamed up with newly formed Asia based insurance-linked securities investment consultant, ILS Advisers, to put together an index which tracks the performance of the included insurance-linked investment funds. It's the first index of its kind which allows investors and interested parties read the full article →

Insurance-linked securities funds: excellent profits, low volatility

An article published today on Opalesque, a publisher of news and insight on the alternative investments and hedge fund market, highlights insurance-linked securities as an asset class offering attractive returns. The article which briefly discusses the fact that small hedge funds have been outperforming larger hedge funds in January 2012, read the full article →

Nephila Capital adds ex-Aon Benfield exec as new portfolio manager

Nephila Capital the well-known insurance and risk linked investment fund manager and reinsurance firm have added a new employee in February as ex Aon Benfield SVP Chris Parish joins the firm as a portfolio manager for Nephila's catastrophe funds. Parish had been with Benfield and then Aon Benfield since 1999 read the full article →

CATCo updates on loss development and side pocket reserving

CATCo Investment Management have published an update to the stock market and their investors regarding the development of loss estimates from some of the major catastrophes experienced around the world in 2011 and how that will impact the returns they will be making to investors. Loss estimates associated with the read the full article →

Leadenhall jumps to over $500m assets under management

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, the London-based insurance-linked asset and fund manager, has announced that it is starting 2012 with assets under management of over $500m. The firm manages two Irish domiciled funds which invest in non-life insurance-linked securities and risks such as natural catastrophes have over the course of 2011 read the full article →

Oregon Investment Council commit $100m to Nephila funds

The Oregon Investment Council (OIC) which oversees and manages the investment of most of Oregon's State Treasury funds, including the Public Employees Retirement Fund, has become the latest large organisation of its type to commit investment funds into insurance-linked securities and reinsurance linked investments. At its most recent public meeting read the full article →

Insurance-linked securities fund administrator launched by Horseshoe and ISIS

Horseshoe Group, an independent insurance manager with a focus on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, and ISIS Fund Services, a hedge fund administration services company, have joined forces to launch a new insurance-linked securities fund administrator. The joint-venture, ILS Fund Services Ltd., is a Bermuda exempted company operating as a read the full article →