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NZ Gov Super Fund says ILS still “appropriate to objectives” despite losses

The Government Superannuation Fund Authority of New Zealand, an autonomous entity that manages the pension assets of state sector employees, said that its allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) remain "appropriate to objectives" despite having fallen to a negative return in the last year.The New Zealand Government Superannuation Fund has been read the full article →

Stone Ridge’s Longtail reinsurance platform continues to take shape

Stone Ridge Asset Management, the New York based mutual fund manager with a focus on alternative risk premia strategies including reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS), continues to work on the establishment of its new Longtail reinsurance platform.We first reported that Stone Ridge Asset Management had established Longtail Insurance Holdings Ltd. read the full article →

Blue Capital listed ILS fund dented by loss creep in Q3

Loss creep from prior year events has struck the in run-off listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund strategy, managed by ILS and collateralized reinsurance specialist fund manager Blue Capital Management.The stock exchange listed Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund which had delivered a positive 2.9% return in the second-quarter of 2019, read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 20th October 2019

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 20th October 2019, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updatesor get our email alerts for every article we publish.New speakers revealed read the full article →

ILS “increasingly front & center” for investment & risk transfer: WTW

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) in their various forms are "increasingly front and center" when it comes to selecting risk transfer and investment options, broker Willis Towers Watson believes.The insurance and reinsurance broker surveyed the ILS market, both cedant companies and investors, to take the temperature of the market, finding that the read the full article →

Cat bond funds see record monthly returns on Dorian recovery

Catastrophe bond funds are reporting bumper September returns, in some cases beating their records, as they benefit from the full recovery of hurricane Dorian exposed cat bond valuations.When hurricane Dorian was intensifying rapidly on approach to the Bahamas right at the end of August the main risk models were suggesting read the full article →

Life settlements forecast for double-digit CAGR over next decade: Conning

The life settlements market could experience a double-digit compound gross market annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next decade, according to a forecast from investment management consultancy Conning.There are a number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers who allocate to life settlements through their life related ILS funds, however as read the full article →

Markel CATCo sets loss reserves for Dorian & Faxai, monitors Hagibis

Retrocessional reinsurance focused investment manager Markel CATCo Investment Management has now established specific loss reserves for recent catastrophes hurricane Dorian and typhoon Faxai.The manager also says it is monitoring more recent typhoon Hagibis, in case its impacts on Japan also warrant the setting up of any side pocket investments.Markel CATCo read the full article →

Horseshoe + Artex to create “ILS center of excellence” – CEO Perez

The combining of Horseshoe Insurance Services Holdings Ltd. and Artex Risk Solutions operations positions them to create an "ILS center of excellence" according to Horseshoe CEO Andre Perez.As we recently reported, Artex Risk Solutions is set to acquire Horseshoe, the Bermuda-headquartered specialist ILS, insurance or reinsurance manager and fund administrator, read the full article →

Montgomerie & Vaughan leave CATCo to launch Chard Re, with Markel backing

Rick Montgomerie and Charlie Vaughan are to depart from Markel CATCo and will set up a new specialist reinsurance focused ILS fund manager and investment strategy under Chard Re Investment Management.Markel Corporation is set to be a seed investor and take a "meaningful" stake in Chard Re, the company said, read the full article →