Schroders updates GAIA Cat Bond strategy to incorporate ESG factors

Schroders, the global asset manager with a specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment management business, has updated the investment strategy and policy of its flagship UCITS catastrophe bond fund, the Schroder GAIA Cat Bond, to incorporate specific ESG and sustainability features. As of the end of Februrary 2022, the Schroder GAIA Cat read the full article →

Schroders ILS assets rise to $4bn by end of Q1 2021

Global investment manager Schroders has experienced strong demand for its insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund strategies through the last year or so, growing its ILS assets under management by around one-third to approximately $4 billion by the end of Q1 2021. The investment manager has seemingly been able to capitalise on growing read the full article →

Schroders ILS investing to fall under new Schroders Capital private assets brand

Global investment manager Schroders has rebranded its private assets group of investment strategies under the Schroders Capital name, which will include its investing activities in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond space. The new Schroders Capital brand counts some US $65 billion of assets under its management, as of Dec 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 →

Ruoff takes on Head of Schroder Secquaero role, as Lohmann becomes Chairman

Global asset management group Schroders has announced leadership changes at its specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit Schroder Secquaero, as Stephan Ruoff takes on the Head Of role as planned and Dirk Lohmann moves into the newly created position of Chairman. Stephan Ruoff, the former Tokio Millennium Re Group CEO, joined Schroder read the full article →

Schroder Secquaero hires Mark Gibson for London-based ILS Solutions role

Schroder Secquaero, the specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) unit of the global asset management group Schroders, has hired Mark Gibson, a well-known UK based ILS and reinsurance convergence focused executive whose most recent role was at Neon. Gibson joins Schroder Secquaero on July 1st we can report, taking on a role in read the full article →

Hardening cat bond market an opportunity for investors: Ruoff, Schroder Secquaero

The secondary market for catastrophe bond trading has offered some good opportunities in recent times, but with the focus now back on primary issuance, it’s an interesting moment for investors, says Stephan Ruoff of Schroder Secquaero. Ruoff, the Deputy Head of insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset manager Schroder Secquaero, a specialist division read the full article →

Most ILS allocators expect returns of up to 5%, but 33% expect 10%+

The majority of institutional investors allocating to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class are only expecting returns of up to 5%, confirming that for many, such as pension funds, ILS and reinsurance allocations are not an area where too much risk is being sought to add to portfolios However, a significant read the full article →

ILS allocation sweet spot still seen as up to 5% of assets

There's always been a lot of discussion about just how much of their capital an institutional investor like a pension fund should allocate to an asset class like insurance-linked securities (ILS), but research from asset manager Schroders suggests that up to 5% remains the sweet spot. Global asset management group Schroders, read the full article →

No large rush of new ILS money till performance returns: Lohmann, Schroder Secquaero

Describing Hurricane Dorian as a near miss for the re/insurance sector, Dirk Lohmann, Head of ILS specialist asset manager Schroder Secquaero, said it was too early to predict the potential impact of Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall in the Chiba prefecture of Japan on Monday. Speaking to Artemis in Monte Carlo read the full article →