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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 →

Vloedman & Sterge to manage new Context ILS fund strategy

Two experienced insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments executives are returning to the market with a new fund launch, the open-ended mutual Context Insurance Linked Income Fund.Andrew Sterge and Pete Vloedman are well-known in the ILS and collateralized reinsurance space, having worked together at CooperNeff, Magnetar Capital and now read the full article →

City National Rochdale ILW mutual fund grows as losses settled

Industry loss warranty (ILW) investment focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund, the City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX), has grown in its last reported quarter while at the same time losses from the prior year appear to have been largely settled.When we last reported on the City National Rochdale read the full article →

OppenheimerFunds acquired by Invesco, creates $1.2 trillion asset manager

OppenheimerFunds, Inc, the investment manager that operates a catastrophe bond strategy and is in the process of launching an insurance-linked securities (ILS) interval mutual fund, is being acquired by investment giant Invesco, with the combined entity set to be a $1.2 trillion powerhouse in asset management.Invesco is effectively acquiring OppenheimerFunds read the full article →

Rational Funds begins marketing new mutual ILS fund strategy

Rational Funds, a provider of mutual fund products that focuses on delivering superior risk-adjusted returns through a systematic investment process, often with an alternative focus, is launching its first insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategy.The Rational Insurance Linked Income Fund is set to be offered to investors as a non-diversified mutual read the full article →

Little growth at City National Rochdale ILW focused mutual fund

There has been little in the way of assets under management growth at the industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund, the City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX), in the latest quarter.The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund, an interval structured mutual ILS and reinsurance linked read the full article →

Net assets rise for City National Rochdale ILS fund, but portfolio doesn’t

Total net assets appear to have risen at industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund the City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund (CNRLX) in the last quarterly report, but at the same time the value of investments in the portfolio was almost static.The City National Rochdale Select read the full article →