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Insight into the insurance-linked securities (ILS) investor base and how it has changed over time

11th October 2012

The investor landscape within the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market has changed over the relatively short period that the market has been in operation. These days it’s the dedicated ILS and cat bond specialist investment managers and their funds which dominate the space, accounting for almost 60% of investor capacity now, compared to as […]

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Insurance-linked securities investor base becoming more diverse

16th December 2011

The insurance-linked securities investor landscape is becoming more diverse both geographically and in terms of type of investor, according to data shared by Swiss Re at their recent ILS media event. The main source of investment inflow into ILS and catastrophe bond assets is still from dedicated funds, who now make up 70% of the […]

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Validus hires new portfolio manager for AlphaCat funds

6th December 2011

A new portfolio manager has been hired by Bermuda based Validus Managers to look after their reinsurance, retrocessional and insurance-linked securities AlphaCat funds, according to this article in the Royal Gazette. Validus Managers look after over $400m of investment inflows in a number of vehicles which invest in private reinsurance, retro and catastrophe bonds.

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Leadenhall launching two ILS funds domiciled in Dublin

23rd October 2009

Leadenhall Capital Partners have announced that they are to launch two $50m insurance linked security investment funds and both will be based in Dublin, Ireland. Through the funds Leadenhall are aiming to provide investors with access to returns from the insurance and reinsurance markets through investments in catastrophe bonds, CAT swaps and other insurance-linked investments.

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