Strong investor interest, and abundant capital, driving ILS price returns

We've written a number of times recently about the unseasonal returns that the outstanding catastrophe bond and insurance-linked security market has been achieving in recent months. The unseasonal price returns demonstrated by cat bond market indices have continued through June and have only begun to slow into the start of read the full article →

2012 demonstrates catastrophe bonds lack of correlation to wider capital markets

Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities are viewed as an asset class which can offer exceptional market-beating returns and which are largely uncorrelated to the broader capital markets. They're also viewed as something that investors should generally be prepared to commit capital to for a reasonable length of time in order read the full article →

CATCo announces 2011 results, expects higher returns in 2012

CATCo Investment Management have published the annual financial report for the year of 2011 for their flagship fund, the CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund. Despite a record year of catastrophe losses during 2011 CATCo's fund still managed to generate a positive return for their investors and shareholders. CATCo achieved a net asset read the full article →

CATCo expected to return 23% in 2012 if no loss events

CATCo Investment Management have issued an update on their CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund regarding portfolio deployment and their activity in the recent January renewals. All available capital has been substantially deployed across multiple reinsurance counterparties according to the release and as of today's date in conjunction with CATCo-Re Ltd. (their read the full article →

Risks, returns and volatility of insurance and reinsurance linked investments

The options available to investors seeking to access non-correlated returns by investing in insurance and reinsurance linked asset classes which are correlated to catastrophe events and not to the wider financial markets are growing. As different types of reinsurance vehicles emerge and new ways to structure and trigger insurance-linked securities read the full article →