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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 →

Plenum Investments hires Grieger of Twelve & Franz of SocGen

Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has announced two key hires with Daniel Grieger who was formerly at Twelve Capital and Rötger Franz formerly of Société Générale joining the firm. Daniel Grieger was a founding partner of insurance and reinsurance specialst investment read the full article →

Plenum cat bond fund assets hit $350m, more than double in one year

Independent Zurich based insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond fund manager Plenum Investments Ltd. said today that it has experienced solid growth of its cat bond fund strategy over the last year, as total assets under management reached $350 million. This is a more than doubling in the size of the read the full article →

Plenum CAT Bond Fund now available in Netherlands and Luxembourg

Zurich-based catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities investment manager Plenum Investments has announced that its flagship Plenum CAT Bond Fund has been approved for public distribution in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Plenum's flagship largely catastrophe bond only investment strategy, a UCITS IV mutual fund, has been approved in both countries for public read the full article →

Plenum launches leveraged cat bond strategy, new share classes

Zurich based catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum Investments is expanding its reach with the launch of a higher return leveraged cat bond investment strategy as well as new institutional and trailer fee clean retail share classes for the Plenum Cat Bond Fund. The insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond asset class read the full article →

No impact expected to cat bond fund from midwest tornadoes: Plenum

Yesterdays outbreak of severe thunderstorms, which triggered large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes across the U.S. midwest, is not expected to impact any of the catastrophe bond positions in Swiss catastrophe bond investment fund manager Plenum Investments portfolio. The Swiss insurance-linked securities manager is the first to announce that it does read the full article →

Plenum: No impact expected to cat bonds from European windstorm Christian

Swiss insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum Investments has issued a statement saying that it does not expect losses from European windstorm Christian to reach the attachment point of any exposed catastrophe bonds. The European windstorm, named Christian, St Jude, Carmen or Simone, depending on the forecasting organisation, blew read the full article →

Plenum: No impact to cat bond fund expected from Typhoon Wipha

Often the first reinsurance-linked investment manager to come out with an official statement after a catastrophe event, Swiss ILS investment manager Plenum Investments has said that it does not expect any impact to its catastrophe bond fund from Japanese Typhoon Wipha. Typhoon Wipha struck Japan just over 24 hours ago, brushing read the full article →

Plenum Investments looks to Australia for new ILS investors

Switzerland based insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment manager Plenum Investments has expanded its capital raising efforts internationally and is actively looking for new investors for its ILS funds in Australia through a recently launched local unit, Plenum Investments Australia. The Australian investor market has been targeted by other ILS investment managers in read the full article →

December was quiet in the catastrophe bond market due to hurricane Sandy

Both the primary and secondary catastrophe bond markets were subdued in December as the markets participants continued to assess the fall-out and industry losses that hurricane Sandy had caused. Many insurers and reinsurers had been forced to put their planning and purchasing of U.S. hurricane reinsurance and retrocession on hold read the full article →