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ILS funds face August losses on hurricane Harvey impact

29th September 2017

A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investment funds are facing a negative return for August 2017, as losses and loss expectations from hurricane Harvey resulted in write-downs on investment positions, causing some funds to be negative for the month.

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Blue Capital adds hurricane Maria to loss investigations

28th September 2017

Blue Capital Management, the Sompo International (previously Endurance) owned reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager, has begun an investigation and assessment of the impacts from Hurricane Maria, to identify any impacts to its flagship listed ILS fund vehicle.

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Maria: How big is it really & are reinsurance rate rises likely?

26th September 2017

Equity analysts that track the insurance and reinsurance industry all seem to be shifting their opinions more in favour of broader rate rises in the reinsurance space, following the announcement from AIR Worldwide that hurricane Maria could add between $40 billion and $85 billion to the industry losses from recent catastrophes.

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