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ESG a prerequisite for the future of ILS: Plenum’s Dirk Schmelzer

Dirk Schmelzer of Plenum Investments AG has urged insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants to realise that ESG is not just an opportunity, but an essential component of the market’s future.Schmelzer, who is a Member of the Executive Board and Portfolio Manager at specialist catastrophe bond and ILS investment manager, Plenum, read the full article →

Generali develops framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS)

Generali, one of the largest global insurance and asset management companies, has recognised the potential for insurance and reinsurance linked investments to have green or ESG credentials and has developed a framework for Green insurance-linked securities (ILS).As a recognised European sponsor of catastrophe bonds, as one of the way's it read the full article →

ESG qualities of ILS driving greater investor interest: Wojciechowski, BSX

As institutional investors look to asset classes that promote sustainable and responsible investing, increasingly, they are drawn to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) qualities of insurance-linked securities (ILS), according to Greg Wojciechowski, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).Speaking during a panel discussion held read the full article →

Public sector demand, ESG qualities support ILS growth: HSBC’s Hoekema, Goonewardene

The ongoing expansion of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is increasingly supported by government and NGO activity, while investors take advantage of a compelling ESG proposition, according to Andries Hoekema, HSBC Global Asset Management and Helen Goonewardene, HSBC Issuer Services.Surpassing $90 billion in 2018, the ILS market has continued, read the full article →

Entropics to specify responsible cat bond investments & SDG contributors

Entropics Asset Management AB, the Swedish manager of a catastrophe bond fund, has formalised its focus on cat bonds as responsible investments, as it specifies investments as such in its prospectus and expects to report how cat bonds it holds contribute to the sustainable development goals (SDG's).Entropics, which is the read the full article →

ILS investing to expand in Japan, as alternatives & ESG focus increases

Investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other reinsurance linked assets that are broadly uncorrelated with wider financial markets are gaining in appeal, as alternative asset class allocations grow and a focus on ESG quality assets increases.Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other reinsurance assets, from catastrophe bonds, to ILS funds, sidecars and read the full article →

PGGM & PFZW say ILS is a Sustainable Development Investment

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and insurance-linked investments (ILI) in general have been identified as an example of a Sustainable Development Investment, according to experienced ILS investors Dutch pension fund manager PGGM and pension PFZW.As insurance-linked securities (ILS) and instruments such as catastrophe bonds provide risk capital that responds to the occurrence read the full article →

ILS can be a socially & environmentally responsible investment: Experts

The argument for responsible investment (RI) in insurance-linked securities (ILS) can be seen in both society, with the benefits of insurance protection, and environmental benefits, such as building financial resilience to climate change, argue ILS market experts as part of a recent roundtable discussion.As an asset class ILS and catastrophe read the full article →