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 →

Stephan Ruoff appointed Deputy Head Schroder Secquaero

Global asset management group Schroders has announced the hiring and appointment of ex-Tokio Millennium Re Group CEO Stephan Ruoff to its Schroder Secquaero ILS management unit. Stephan Ruoff, a well-known figure in reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market circles, will join the asset manager in November, taking on the newly created read the full article →

Schroders takes majority stake in InsuResilience fund manager BlueOrchard

Global asset management group Schroders is set to acquire a majority stake in impact and microfinance investment management specialist BlueOrchard, the firm that is also the manager of the InsuResilience fund. Schroders said the move further accelerates its growth in the private assets arena and also in impact investing in emerging read the full article →

Schroders acquires full ownership of Secquaero, increases stake to 100%

Global asset management group Schroders has taken its ownership stake in Swiss ILS & reinsurance investments specialist Secquaero Advisors AG to 100%. Schroders sees this as a reinforcement of its increasingly important Private Assets business, of which insurance-linked securities (ILS), catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investment strategies have become increasingly read the full article →

Schroders reorganises ILS structure with Lohmann at helm, hires Holliger

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) business of global asset management group Schroders has been reorganised into a new structure, with Dirk Lohmann taking the Head of ILS role, and the investment firm has also announced a new hire in Beat Holliger. Schroders aims to increase its focus on its different ILS products read the full article →