Plenum may target UK with catastrophe bond fund

Swiss insurance-linked securities investment manager Plenum Investments may target UK retail investors with its catastrophe bond fund if there is sufficient interest to bring the fund there, according to comments from Plenum's chief executive Rainer Grünig. Quoted in the FT Adviser, Grünig said that the Plenum CAT Bond Fund, which read the full article →

GAM to operate waiting list on subscriptions to catastrophe bond fund

Investment manager GAM have announced that they are going to be operating a waiting list on new subscriptions to their GAM Star Cat Bond fund due to capacity constraints in the sector. The UCITS-compliant fund which launched in Q4 last year has apparently been seeing strong investor demand and it read the full article →

Carrefour to factor weather data into sales forecasts and merchandising

French supermarket retailer Carrefour, who have more 4,500 retail outlets in the country, is turning to a weather risk management information provider to assist them in making better decisions on merchandising and product selection. Through the deal with weather forecaster and data provider Metnext, Carrefour will integrate weather data into read the full article →

Opportunities for investors in catastrophe risks (now including retail investors)

Another week, another article in the press discussing the growing interest in catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities amongst the investment community. (a Dow Jones franchise) carries an article (titled 'Investors see opportunity in devastation risk') today discussing the merits of cat bonds and other ILS and the growing interest read the full article →

GAM launches UCITS cat bond fund, brings ILS opportunities to retail investors

Investment manager GAM has announced the launch of a UCITS version of their catastrophe bond fund today. GAM Star Cat Bond is a UCITS-compliant fund which aims to deliver stable and attractive returns from a diversified basket of underlying catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities. They are seeking to provide attractive read the full article →