ILS funds, insurance linked securities funds

Articles discussing insurance linked securities funds, ILS funds, ILS fund managers, insurance linked funds, reinsurance linked funds and other insurance or reinsurance linked investment initiatives.


Catastrophe reinsurance rates should rise in Germany, Hannover Re says

Higher reinsurance pricing is seen as essential by Hannover Re and the firm sees a chance of rates increasing in Germany for all-important natural catastrophe risks, something that would be welcomed by the broader market and ILS capital providers.European catastrophe reinsurance rates have dwindled over the last decade, falling to read the full article →

NZ Gov Super Fund says ILS still “appropriate to objectives” despite losses

The Government Superannuation Fund Authority of New Zealand, an autonomous entity that manages the pension assets of state sector employees, said that its allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain "appropriate to objectives" despite having fallen to a negative return in the last year.The New Zealand Government Superannuation Fund has been read the full article →

Tremor hires reinsurance broker Ginter from Willis Re as VP of Sales

Tremor Technologies Inc., the programmatic insurance and reinsurance risk transfer marketplace provider, has announced its first dedicated sales hire, adding an experienced reinsurance broker from Willis Re.Jeremy Ginter is joining Tremor as its new Vice President of Sales, a role that will see him tasked with driving sales and industry read the full article →

Stone Ridge’s Longtail reinsurance platform continues to take shape

Stone Ridge Asset Management, the New York based mutual fund manager with a focus on alternative risk premia strategies including reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS), continues to work on the establishment of its new Longtail reinsurance platform.We first reported that Stone Ridge Asset Management had established Longtail Insurance Holdings Ltd. read the full article →

Industry needs to give capital confidence in evolving risks, Baden-Baden told

As the world rapidly advances thanks to technology and the increasing interconnection this brings, the risks faced by the insurance and reinsurance industry are changing fast too, meaning market participants need to help capital providers gain confidence that it understands the exposures it is asking them to underwrite.This important point read the full article →

Blue Capital listed ILS fund dented by loss creep in Q3

Loss creep from prior year events has struck the in run-off listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund strategy, managed by ILS and collateralized reinsurance specialist fund manager Blue Capital Management.The stock exchange listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund which had delivered a positive 2.9% return in the second-quarter of 2019, read the full article →

ILS “increasingly front & center” for investment & risk transfer: WTW

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) in their various forms are "increasingly front and center" when it comes to selecting risk transfer and investment options, broker Willis Towers Watson believes.The insurance and reinsurance broker surveyed the ILS market, both cedant companies and investors, to take the temperature of the market, finding that the read the full article →

Cat bond funds see record monthly returns on Dorian recovery

Catastrophe bond funds are reporting bumper September returns, in some cases beating their records, as they benefit from the full recovery of hurricane Dorian exposed cat bond valuations.When hurricane Dorian was intensifying rapidly on approach to the Bahamas right at the end of August the main risk models were suggesting read the full article →

Similar quake to Loma Prieta could cost re/insurers $27bn: RMS

If the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck California’s Central Coast on October 17th 1989 were to occur again today, the economic impact would be more than six times higher at $38 billion, while insurance and reinsurance carriers would face a more than four times larger bill at $4 billion, RMS read the full article →

Life settlements forecast for double-digit CAGR over next decade: Conning

The life settlements market could experience a double-digit compound gross market annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next decade, according to a forecast from investment management consultancy Conning.There are a number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers who allocate to life settlements through their life related ILS funds, however as read the full article →