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ILS fund-of-funds ILS Diversified Ltd. continues to outperform Index

ILS Diversified Ltd., a fund-of-funds strategy which invests in an actively selected range of insurance and reinsurance linked investments funds, has seen impressive performance in 2015 to-date, outperforming its benchmark Index and demonstrating the benefits of the strategy.Launched in April 2014 by ILS Advisers, the firm behind the Eurekahedge ILS read the full article →

First insurance-linked fund rating criteria finalised by A.M. Best

The first rating criteria has been published that specifically targets insurance-linked funds, including those investing in catastrophe bonds, ILS and collateralized reinsurance, by rating agency A.M. Best.It's the first time that a rating agency has proposed applying a rating methodology to insurance-linked security (ILS), catastrophe bond and reinsurance linked investment read the full article →

First rating criteria for insurance-linked funds proposed by A.M. Best

Rating agency A.M. Best has published and is seeking comments on a new draft rating criteria which we believe to be the first to specifically target insurance-linked funds, including those investing in catastrophe bonds, ILS and collateralized reinsurance.The move marks the first time that A.M. Best has targeted insurance-linked securities read the full article →

ILS fund-of-funds ILS Diversified Ltd. outperforms market in first month

ILS Diversified Ltd., a fund-of-funds which invests in the insurance and reinsurance linked investments market via allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, has outperformed the wider ILS fund market in its first month of operation.ILS Diversified Ltd. was launched on 1st April by ILS Advisers, the firm behind the Eurekahedge read the full article →

ILS Diversified Ltd., first insurance linked fund-of-funds launches

ILS Diversified Ltd. the first fund-of-funds in the insurance linked investments market solely investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds to achieve a return more in-line with the market is being launched on April 1st by ILS Advisers.Readers will be familiar with ILS Advisers as the firm behind the Eurekahedge ILS read the full article →

AXA IM grows ILS team, reaches $500m ILS AuM, to launch third fund

The insurance-linked securities investments team at global asset manager AXA Investment Managers is adding two new hires, has grown its ILS assets under management to circa $500m and is set to launch a third insurance linked investment fund.AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) reported its full year results yesterday for 2013. read the full article →

Hedge funds to see strong institutional inflows, good for ILS funds

Institutional investors perception of hedge funds appears to be maturing, according to research from investment bank Deutsche Bank, with investors increasingly appreciating hedge funds as just one piece of a portfolio approach to asset management.Hedge funds have historically been seen as an almost separate asset class by mainstream institutional investors, read the full article →

Blue Capital and DCG Iris ILS funds both extend placing timetable

Two listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds, which are both in the process of new share placements, have extended the placing timetables, thus giving prospective investors more time to subscribe to their latest rounds of fund-raising.Firstly, the Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund Limited, which is managed by Blue Capital Management, the read the full article →

Hannover Re holds back ILS fund capital, cites cat bond pricing

German reinsurer Hannover Re, the anchor investor in the Leine Investment SICAV-SIF Insurance-Linked Securities Sub-Fund 1, told us that currently only about 25% of its seed capital has been deployed by the fund.The first Leine Investment ILS fund launched in late 2012 with Hannover Re seeding the fund, as an read the full article →

Hannover Re backed insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund open to investors

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund management operation backed by German reinsurer Hannover Re is now up and running and open to investors. Luxembourg based asset management firm Leine Investment SICAV-SIF and managing partner Leine Investment General Partner S.à r.l. were established last year as 100% subsidiaries of Hannover Re with the read the full article →