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Plenum launches European Insurance Bond Fund

Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has announced the launch of a new UCITS investment strategy focused on the debt issuances of European insurers. The Plenum European Insurance Bond Fund has launched with over EUR 20 million of assets. It is a UCITS read the full article →

Plenum Insurance Capital Fund exceeds $100m of assets

Just nine months into its life, the latest insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund launch from Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has surpassed $100 million of assets under management. Plenum Investments launched its Plenum Insurance Capital Fund, a UCITS ILS fund that will read the full article →

Peak peril ILS deliver capital “where it is needed the most” – Twelve Capital

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies focused on peak peril exposures deliver capital to the locations "where it is needed the most" in the insurance and reinsurance industry, so providing enhanced returns and supporting the traditional re/insurance market, ILS fund manager Twelve Capital has said. A peak perils focused ILS strategy, be that read the full article →

Twelve Capital forecasts upward trajectory & growth for ILS in 2021

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is expected to continue to experience an upward trajectory next year, with growth in ILS allocations expected in 2021, according to investment manager Twelve Capital. Following a period where some redemptions have been seen due to the impacts and volatility in capital markets from the COVID-19 read the full article →

Combining cat bonds with insurance bonds a hidden source of alpha: Twelve Capital

The combination of catastrophe bonds alongside insurance bonds within an investment portfolio can generate a "hidden source of alpha" for investors, offering them an "untapped source of risk premium", specialist ILS investment manager Twelve Capital has said. Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment read the full article →

Tony Maximchuk joins Twelve Capital UK as non-exec director

Twelve Capital, the Zurich headquartered catastrophe bond, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment fund manager, has appointed well-known ILS exec Tony Maximchuk as a Non-Executive Director for its Twelve Capital (UK) Limited operation. Tony Maximchuk was most recently employed by London-headquartered ILS and reinsurance linked asset manager Securis Investment Partners read the full article →

Insurance debt remains attractive, refinancing need drives opportunity

The debt issuances of insurance and reinsurance carriers remain an attractive option for investors even under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic and there could be more opportunity to come. Insurance and reinsurance company debt issues, private or otherwise, remain an asset that certain insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers allocate capital read the full article →

Cohen & Co. raises €375m for insurance debt investments

Fixed income financial services investment specialist Cohen & Company, LLC has raised €375 million for new investment funds focused on provision of subordinated debt to the insurance and reinsurance sector in Europe. Cohen & Company has been investing in subordinated insurance debt over recent years, as part of its growing practice read the full article →

Plenum launches UCITS fund with cat bond & insurance debt focus

Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has launched the Plenum Insurance Capital Fund, a UCITS ILS fund that will allocate to both catastrophe risks and subordinated insurance debt instruments. The move follows a recent announcement of senior hires at Plenum Investments with read the full article →

Fermat backs €6m private debt transaction for Gefion Insurance A/S

Fermat Capital Management, LLC, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond focused investment manager, has completed a second private debt arrangement for Danish non-life insurer Gefion Insurance A/S with a new €6 million transaction. Fermat completed a €10 million private subordinated debt placement for Gefion Insurance A/S back in 2017 and read the full article →