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Plenum cat bond & insurance funds classed Article 8 & 9 under EU SFDR

Plenum Investments AG, the Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager, has had its catastrophe bond, insurance private debt and life settlements investment funds all classified as ESG relevant under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Plenum has been one of the most proactive insurance-linked securities read the full article →

Industry must ‘step up’ to be really attractive for ESG investors: Rivaldi, Twelve Capital

If the global risk transfer industry ramps up its efforts around transparency, it would become a far more attractive space for the growing pool of environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investors, says Marcus Rivaldi, Managing Director of Analytics at Twelve Capital. The universe of investors seeking responsible and sustainable investments read the full article →

Twelve Capital ILS funds get ESG classification under Article 8, EU SFDR

The commingled insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond funds managed by specialist Twelve Capital have achieved an ESG relevant classification under Article 8 of the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). As environmental, social and governance (ESG) becomes an increasingly important topic for the ILS fund manager community, Twelve Capital has read the full article →

Increased climate disclosure & ESG scrutiny to benefit re/insurers and ILS

The insurance and reinsurance sector can benefit from increased disclosure of climate-related risks and increasing scrutiny from regulators is also expected to ultimately benefit the industry, Moody's has said, which we'd suggest will include much-needed benefits for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market as well. Climate-related risks and whether they are being read the full article →

Leadenhall ILS funds ESG classified under Article 8 of EU SFDR

Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP, London headquartered insurance-linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance related investments manger, has achieved a classification of its European open ended ILS funds under Article 8 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). Leadenhall has been working to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG) within its ILS investment fund read the full article →

New ILS products critical to a more sustainable economy: Nephila’s Schauble

The use of advanced technologies alongside thoughtful risk capacity to create new products that support a more sustainable world and improved risk taking is vital, according to Barney Schauble, Head of Labs at Nephila Advisors. The universe of responsible and sustainable investors is on the rise with participants in many global read the full article →

Responsible Investment policies (ESG) can provide allocation edge: SBAI

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset managers could give themselves an edge in the allocation process, if they have a "well-defined and thoughtful" Responsible Investment policy, according to the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI). The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has developed a Responsible Investment framework for alternative investment managers, seeking to 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 →

Alpina takes over Falcon cat bond funds, transforms them to ESG compliant

Alpina Capital, through its Alpina Fund Management S.A. unit, has taken over the management and distribution of the Falcon Private Bank catastrophe bond funds and is transforming them into ESG compliant strategies under the EU taxonomy. Alpina Capital acquired Falcon Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. at the end of 2020, taking over read the full article →

ILS market risks an ESG “credibility gap” – Synpulse

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace could put itself at risk of a potentially damaging “credibility gap” if it over promises on environmental, social and governance (ESG) alignment, Synpulse Management Consulting has warned. During the third-quarter of 2020 we teamed up with boutique consulting firm Synpulse Management Consulting to conduct a survey read the full article →