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 →

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 →

Schroders expands asset management reach with Lloyds Banking Group deal

Global asset management group Schroders, which manages more than $3 billion of catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) assets, has announced a tie-up with Lloyds Banking Group that will give it an expanded reach to new clients and an £80 billion wealth management mandate. For Schroders and its exclusive ILS advisor read the full article →

Irma tests ILS, but opens up opportunities: Dirk Lohmann, Secquaero

Anticipating rate movement post-Irma, Dirk Lohmann, chief executive of Zurich-based ILS fund manager Secquaero reveals the company is working with Schroders (its main backer) to come up “with additional offerings that are more focused on just the U.S. risk.” Speaking to Artemis at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo, Lohman read the full article →