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ILS fund side pocket strategies evolving for the better: Horseshoe’s Desmond

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market and its fund managers are adapting their strategies following several years of heavy catastrophe losses, with their experiences in dealing with trapped ILS collateral driving them to evolve the way ILS fund side pockets are set and dealt with, Brian Desmond of Horseshoe told Artemis. Side read the full article →

SBAI highlights need for strong governance in ILS side-pocketing

The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has published a new document that discusses the practice of side-pocketing within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry and explains the need for strong governance, transparency and robust disclosure when it comes to reserving for potential losses. The practice of side-pocketing is broadly used in read the full article →