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Survey suggests rising interest in ILS investments: Schroders

A survey of institutional investors allocation preferences for private asset classes shows a "notable" increase in interest in insurance-linked securities (ILS) at this time, according to global investment manager Schroders. Schroders’ fourth annual Institutional Investor Study shows that, despite the uncertainty and volatility created by the COVID-19 pandemic, investors remain focused read the full article →

Life ILS managers Schroders & Leadenhall invest in $43m Integrity Life Series B

Zurich-headquartered Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG (Schroders) and London-headquartered specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP have both invested in a $43 million Series B fundraising for Australian life insurer Integrity Life. ILS fund manager Leadenhall Capital Partners had already invested in the same life read the full article →

Asia to become increasingly relevant in life insurance-linked securities

Globally, the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space is gaining momentum and in Asia specifically, the risk/return profile appears to be improving, according to Luca Tres, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Tres, alongside Tom Spreutels, Head of Origination, Life & Alternative Credit at Leadenhall Capital Partners, participated in an expert panel read the full article →

Push & pull to drive life ILS growth, says L&G Re CEO, Olunloyo

The huge volume of outstanding pension liabilities coupled with an increasing weight of available alternative capital searching for smart business, suggests significant growth in the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space in the coming years, according to Thomas Olunloyo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of L&G Re. Although predominantly focused on non-life, shorter read the full article →

Covid-19 could drive increased life ILS opportunities: ILS Asia 2020

Overall, the impacts of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are expected to be positive for opportunities in the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, according to Luca Tres, Partner, Head of Life, Securis Investment Partners. Life ILS, the somewhat less prevalent side of the global ILS sector, continues to expand as investors become read the full article →

Vida Capital acquires longevity life settlement asset manager Avmont

Vida Capital, Inc., the alternative investment manager with a life settlement and insurance-linked securities (ILS) focus, has added to its life and longevity asset management scope, with the acquisition of specialist Avmont, LLC. Vida Capital is of course a joint-venture partner in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralised reinsurance asset manager Merion read the full article →

Artemis Live: Interview with Niklaus Hilti, Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies

Our latest video interview is with Niklaus Hilti, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies, who kindly joined us to discuss the current status of the ILS investment space and reinsurance market trends. All of our Artemis Live video interviews can be accessed directly from read the full article →

Life ILS outlook positive despite Covid-19, says Securis’ Luca Tres

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is expected to have a limited impact on the life insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector, and despite the outlook for life insurance markets being downgraded, the future looks positive for life ILS. This is according to Luca Tres, Partner at Securis Investment Partners, who in a recent interview read the full article →

Knipe launches life focused Kilter Finance, KKR commits up to $500m

Kilter Finance has been formally launched today by its founder Dan Knipe, a well-known figure in the life insurance-linked securities and investments marketplace. Knipe was most recently the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) manager Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP where he managed the life and mortality linked investment read the full article →

Carlisle Management deploys life settlement fund at above target returns

Carlisle Management Company, a Luxembourg headquartered global alternatives investment firm, has announced the successful deployment of its life settlements fund at above target returns. Carlisle Management is focused on the life settlements area of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and its funds are backed by institutional clients including pension funds and read the full article →