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Strong ILW demand at January renewal, more expected in June: CNR

Investment adviser City National Rochdale (CNR) explained that strong demand was seen for industry-loss warranty (ILW) capacity at the January 2021 reinsurance renewals and with capacity for this market still seen as more limited, more of the same is expected for June. The adviser offers the City National Rochdale Select Strategies read the full article →

City National Rochdale ILW fund lifts assets by 13%

City National Rochdale’s largely industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund increased its total net assets under management to $147.8 million by the end of October 2020, an increase of 13% in the quarter. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX) fund is an interval style mutual read the full article →

Nephila gets allocation from Blackstone multi-strategy fund

Nephila Capital, the largest dedicated manager of insurance and reinsurance linked securities, has been given an allocation for its sub-advisory role on one of giant asset manager Blackstone Group's multi-strategy investment funds. Nephila Capital has been a sub-advisor to the Blackstone Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund for a number of years, but hasn't read the full article →

COVID drove higher ILW demand. Positive trends expected for 2021: City National Rochdale

Demand for reinsurance and retrocessional protection in the form of industry loss warranties (ILW's) increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic and favourable market conditions are expected to persist, with a chance of higher demand again towards the end of this year, City National Rochdale has explained. Reporting on its industry loss read the full article →

City National Rochdale ILW fund grows, sees dynamic & improving returns

City National Rochdale's industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund grew during the last quarter and saw "positive opportunities" at the January reinsurance renewals, with an expectation of the ILW market seeing dynamic conditions and improving returns. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX) is a mutual read the full article →

Rochdale ILW fund puts capital to work, grows, but Irma dents returns

Industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX), grew its net assets by 13% in the quarter to July 31st, but also saw fresh losses on two positions as hurricane Irma continued to develop. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund is read the full article →

Rochdale ILW mutual fund continues net asset growth, rising 42%

City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, has continued to steadily grow its assets during its last reported quarter, although some loss impacts remain visible in the fund portfolio. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund ($CNRLX) ILW focused reinsurance read the full article →

Rochdale ILW mutual fund in 6.6% return, says ILW market “compelling”

The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, managed a 6.6% annual return in the year to Jan 31st 2019, while its assets under management increased in the last quarter as well. Given the focus of the City National read the full article →

Nephila reapproved as Blackstone sub-advisor after Markel acquisition

Nephila Capital, the largest investment fund manager of insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked assets, has been reapproved as a sub-advisor for a multi-strategy fund by asset management giant Blackstone. Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, the hedge fund solutions group of Blackstone which has around $78 billion under management, had first added read the full article →

Rational Funds wants to bring ILS to the (mutual) masses

Rational Funds said that the launch of the open-ended mutual Context Insurance Linked Income Fund in partnership with Context Capital Partners sees it bringing an ILS strategy with a difference to all investors able to access mutual funds. As we explained earlier this month, mutual fund product provider Rational Funds has read the full article →