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ESG has huge strategic relevance for risk transfer & ILS markets, survey finds

During the third-quarter of 2020 we teamed up with boutique consulting firm Synpulse to conduct a survey looking at the maturity of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) adoption in the risk transfer, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets. This was the first environmental, social, and governance (ESG) survey of its kind, read the full article →

ESG fund assets forecast for explosive growth, a huge ILS opportunity

The rapid growth of ESG (environmental, social, governance) appropriate investment products is set to create a "paradigm shift" in investment markets, which could lead to more than 50% of European mutual fund assets invested in ESG funds as soon as 2025, according to PwC. In a recent report PwC highlights the read the full article →

ESG more than just a branding exercise in ILS, panellists explain

Whether an asset class has positive ESG (environmental, social or governance) characteristics is one of the hot topics of the investing world, so naturally a topic of focus in insurance-linked securities (ILS) at this time. But it's more than just a branding exercise in the ILS market, panellists made clear read the full article →

Entropics targets raising new institutional ILS fund with sustainability focus

Entropics Asset Management AB, the Swedish manager of a catastrophe bond fund, is planning to raise a new institutional investment fund strategy focused on resilience and sustainable opportunities in insurance and reinsurance. Entropics was one of the first managers of an insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund to embrace sustainable development goals and read the full article →

Entropics to specify responsible cat bond investments & SDG contributors

Entropics Asset Management AB, the Swedish manager of a catastrophe bond fund, has formalised its focus on cat bonds as responsible investments, as it specifies investments as such in its prospectus and expects to report how cat bonds it holds contribute to the sustainable development goals (SDG's). Entropics, which is the read the full article →

ILS investing to expand in Japan, as alternatives & ESG focus increases

Investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other reinsurance linked assets that are broadly uncorrelated with wider financial markets are gaining in appeal, as alternative asset class allocations grow and a focus on ESG quality assets increases. Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and other reinsurance assets, from catastrophe bonds, to ILS funds, sidecars and read the full article →

PGGM & PFZW say ILS is a Sustainable Development Investment

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) and insurance-linked investments (ILI) in general have been identified as an example of a Sustainable Development Investment, according to experienced ILS investors Dutch pension fund manager PGGM and pension PFZW. As insurance-linked securities (ILS) and instruments such as catastrophe bonds provide risk capital that responds to the occurrence read the full article →

ILS can be a socially & environmentally responsible investment: Experts

The argument for responsible investment (RI) in insurance-linked securities (ILS) can be seen in both society, with the benefits of insurance protection, and environmental benefits, such as building financial resilience to climate change, argue ILS market experts as part of a recent roundtable discussion. As an asset class ILS and catastrophe 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 →