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Catastrophe bonds a useful source of diversification for investors

1st November 2011

Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities seem to be in the news at least once a week with respect to their use as a diversifier for investment portfolios. A fortnight ago we wrote about the Australian investment advisor Ibbotson who suggested that insurance-linked securities were an ‘investment asset to withstand recession‘. Now Australian investment research house […]

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Diversify cat bond portfolios with direct reinsurance, ILW’s and retro

19th October 2011

Much of our coverage on the investment side of the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond market discusses the opportunities the asset class presents to institutional investors seeking non-correlated assets offering diversification to their portfolio. It’s rare that we write about diversification within an insurance-linked portfolio, so some insight gleaned from investment manager Clariden Leu’s recent […]

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