As Vesttoo continues to build-out its insurance-linked investment offering, the tech-focused company is establishing a collateralized insurer in Bermuda and planning to launch its first insurance-linked securities (ILS) offering, a P&C Fund, Portfolio Manager Rob Hauff told Artemis in a recent video interview
In the next in our series of sponsor showcase video interviews for the upcoming Artemis ILS NYC 2022 conference (held April 22nd in New York City), we welcomed Rob Hauff, Portfolio Manager at Vesttoo, one of our Gold sponsors for the conference.
Hauff joined us to discuss how Vesttoo is working to unlock new categories of insurance and reinsurance risk for investors, through its efforts in creating advanced artificial intelligence technology to aid in understanding and structuring risk, as well as its recently developed Insurance Linked Program, or ILP, of which he is Portfolio Manager.
Hauff said that, “The ILP has been structured to cater to a variety of investors that may have differentiated risk appetites and needs.”
He went on to explain how investors can access returns from Vesttoo’s ILP, talking about specific entry-points the company is establishing, revealing to us that the company is developing an infrastructure in Bermuda and also its first investment fund offering.
“All the entry points revolve around a collateralised insurer that we’ve built in Bermuda and that will help us to fully-collateralize risks for cedents, giving them maximum comfort for the exposure they are looking to hedge,” Hauff said.
“With that in mind, the first entry point will be through a P&C Fund that we’ve built, that will allow investors to buy shares in a diversified pool of non-cat oriented liabilities.
“I’m calling that a P&C Fund not an ILS fund, even though it is truly an ILS fund, because we are differentiated from the rest of ILS, I think,” Hauff explained.
He went on to provide some exclusive details on the new Vesttoo P&C Fund strategy.
“With the fund, investors will share pro-rata in the risks, such that if the pool of liabilities grows, the expected loss across the portfolio steadily declines. So massive benefits of diversification in the fund.
“The fund will target a mix of transactions across stop-loss, quota share and a modest participation in some new deals. By structuring the fund this way, we can generate fairly steady returns along with cash-flows that can either be returned to investors, or reinvested back into the fund,” Hauff said.
Hear more from Rob Hauff of Vesttoo during a panel discussion he will participate in at the upcoming Artemis ILS NYC 2022 conference in New York on April 22nd (get your ticket today).
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