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Non-specialist investors increasing allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS): A.M. Best

14th August 2012

Participation in the insurance-linked security (ILS) and catastrophe bond markets is on the increase from a segment of the investment world which rating agency A.M. Best terms ‘non-specialist investors’. These large, institutional and capital market investors, include entities such as pension funds and mutual funds and they have been steadily increasing allocations to the ILS […]

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Pension funds fueling demand for catastrophe bonds

30th May 2012

The increasing interest that pension funds around the world are showing in the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security assets classes will be nothing new to our readers. It’s been widely accepted that much of the capital flowing into the insurance-linked and reinsurance-linked investment space (including catastrophe bonds) has been sourced from institutional pension fund investment […]

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Institutional investors still need educating on catastrophe bonds

3rd May 2012

The recently published report on Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) by independent publisher Clear Path Analysis contains a roundtable interview which involves two representatives of pension funds who don’t currently invest in catastrophe bonds or insurance-linked securities and asks them what they think of the asset class. Their comments suggest that there is still a need […]

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Large institutional investors to increase allocations to smaller funds in hunt for alpha

12th January 2012

Hedge Fund Alert, one of the leading publications covering the hedge fund investment industry, have published an interesting article which discusses the results of their annual industry outlook survey. The article says that the consensus among 20 participants in their survey was that large institutional investors, such as pension funds, endowments and insurers, are becoming […]

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Risks, returns and volatility of insurance and reinsurance linked investments

27th October 2011

The options available to investors seeking to access non-correlated returns by investing in insurance and reinsurance linked asset classes which are correlated to catastrophe events and not to the wider financial markets are growing. As different types of reinsurance vehicles emerge and new ways to structure and trigger insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds are found, […]

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