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Swiss ILS fund ESG initiative can drive desired change: Piemonte, BKC

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency initiative being undertaken by a leading group of Swiss-based insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund managers, has the potential to drive the desired change investors such as the Bank für Kirche und Caritas have been looking for, according to Tommy Piemonte. Piemonte is the Head read the full article →

Swiss ILS fund managers collaborating on ESG transparency

Artemis has learned that a group of Switzerland-based insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund managers have been collaborating to develop a data transparency proposal to help enhance environmental, social and governance (ESG) in the ILS market. After what we understand to be a few months of work, an initial ESG data request read the full article →

ESG policies becoming critical in private capital markets

Investment funds in the private capital markets sector increasingly need to be seen to be quickly moving towards, or having already implemented, a rigorous environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy, or they could risk falling outside of many institutional investor's consideration. Environmental, social, governance (ESG) considerations are becoming a significant part read the full article →

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 →

ESG a “major consideration” for ILS sponsors & investors: Gallagher Re

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the ESG appropriateness of investments, emerged as a "major consideration" for both insurance-linked securities (ILS) sponsors and investors during 2021, according to reinsurance broker Gallagher Re. ESG has been a topic of discussion in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market for a number of years, read the full article →

The only asset class that helps people rebuild after natural disasters

A core reason that insurance-linked securities (ILS), such as catastrophe bonds and other reinsurance linked investments, are considered as socially responsible investments by many allocators is the fact they deploy their capital into natural disaster recovery and rebuilding. While ESG, environment, social and governance factors, are now seen as becoming critical read the full article →

Fresh ESG capital an opportunity for the ILS industry: Taylor, Ocorian

In a recent interview with Artemis, Ocorian Client Director Sherman Taylor explored how the insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry can incorporate ESG into its operations and what benefits this might bring. He expressed his optimism as he noted the total market capitalisation of new ILS issuances surpassed $15B in 2020, making it read the full article →

Dutch railway pension fund SPF sees catastrophe bonds as social investment

The Dutch pension fund for railway workers, Spoorwegpensioenfonds (SPF),which invests over €12.6 billion of assets on behalf of its clients, sees allocating a portion of its asset base to catastrophe bonds as an investment opportunity with social importance. The SPF published an article on its reasons for liking an investment in read the full article →