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ESG fund assets forecast for explosive growth, a huge ILS opportunity

The rapid growth of ESG (environmental, social, governance) appropriate investment products is set to create a "paradigm shift" in investment markets, which could lead to more than 50% of European mutual fund assets invested in ESG funds as soon as 2025, according to PwC. In a recent report PwC highlights the read the full article →

PartnerRe hires Hughes from Hiscox ILS as its CEO for Third Party Capital

PartnerRe, the Bermuda headquartered and EXOR owned reinsurance company, is set to make third-party capital an even more central component of its business model, with the hiring of Andrew Hughes from Hiscox ILS, who will take on the role of CEO Third Party Capital. Hughes worked as General Counsel and Chief read the full article →

New Mexico state pension adds $25m to ILS Capital allocation: Report

The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, a near $13.5 billion pension fund for the state of New Mexico’s education sector employees, is reported to have allocated an additional $25 million to insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager ILS Capital Management. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board already had a roughly $125 million read the full article →

Private cat bond platform Eclipse Re issues $20m deal, its fifth of 2020

Private catastrophe bond transformer and transaction platform Eclipse Re Ltd. has completed its fifth listed insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance of 2020, with a nearly $20 million Eclipse Re Ltd. (Series 2020-06A) deal that has been privately placed with qualified investors. The Horseshoe managed private syndicated collateralised reinsurance note and private cat read the full article →

NZ Super Fund grows ILS allocations to Elementum & Leadenhall

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super Fund), one of the government pension investment providers, has increased its allocations to insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investments by almost 60% in the last year. The NZ Super Fund has increased its allocations to the two leading ILS fund managers that it read the full article →

CoreLogic hires Wiart in Australia as Head of Consulting & Risk Management

CoreLogic, the property risk modelling, data and analytics company, has hired experienced insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance executive Pierre Wiart in Australia, to become its regional Head of Consulting and Risk Management. Wiart has most recently been consulting on insurance-linked securities with an Australian investment client, prior to which he worked read the full article →

Rosh Capital launches investment-oriented reinsurer Rosh Re with $600m

New York based asset manager Rosh Capital Management, LP has raised $600 million from a private family office to launch Rosh Re Ltd., a Bermuda based reinsurance company that will have an investment oriented approach. Rosh Capital Management had established a total-return or hedge fund focused reinsurance initiative back in 2018. It's read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending 18th October 2020

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending 18th October 2020, 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 updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Register for read the full article →

Risk-adjusted returns could increase significantly (for some)

While reinsurance and retrocession are heading full-tilt into a hard market in terms of pricing, the increasing focus on precision of wordings and terms are set to result in 2021 portfolios that could deliver significantly higher risk-adjusted returns for some. Pricing is just one factor in delivering improved returns to shareholders read the full article →

Survey suggests rising interest in ILS investments: Schroders

A survey of institutional investors allocation preferences for private asset classes shows a "notable" increase in interest in insurance-linked securities (ILS) at this time, according to global investment manager Schroders. Schroders’ fourth annual Institutional Investor Study shows that, despite the uncertainty and volatility created by the COVID-19 pandemic, investors remain focused read the full article →