FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The steady rise in interest rates of instruments such as U.S. Treasuries, that are typically used as collateral for insurance-linked securities (ILS) and collateralized reinsurance investments, have now served to boost returns for ILS investors in 2019. U.S. Treasuries have seen their interest rates rise steadily over the last two years, […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE 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 […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE City National Rochdale Select Strategies (CNRLX), an industry loss warranty (ILW) focused mutual insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund, has continued to steadily grow its assets during its last reported quarter, although some loss impacts remain visible in the fund portfolio. The City National Rochdale Select Strategies Fund ($CNRLX) ILW focused reinsurance […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The majority of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds are expecting their asset base to grow by more than 10% over the next five years, according to the results of a survey of the ILS market. The ILS fund market is positioning itself for further growth in assets it seems, as ILS funds […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is taking a more thoughtful approach to the way it does business in the wake of recent catastrophe years, while fresh capital is expected to flow in over the coming months, according to Paul Schultz, CEO of Aon Securities. Schultz was speaking this morning in London, […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Access to insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity (the capital markets) is a requirement for insurance and reinsurance firms to remain competitive, with the range of strategies for how to bring more efficient capital within an underwriting business expanding fast. Taking a step back, access to the capital markets has really been an […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Poised to reach new heights in the coming months on the back of bumper year’s of catastrophe bond issuance, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is at “an exciting inflection point,” says Co-founder and Managing Director of Fermat Capital Management, John Seo. In spite of the impacts of the catastrophe events that […]

FULL ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE A magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck Peru yesterday, Sunday 26th May, could trigger the IBRD CAR 120 catastrophe bond, which was part of the Pacific Alliance issuance, with the available data suggesting that a 30% loss of principal should be expected by investors in the cat bond. The magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck Peru […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), which houses the majority of the world’s outstanding catastrophe bond market as listings on its exchange, is pushing the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class as an investment with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) qualities. The BSX has launched its own ESG initiative, as it looks to encourage […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE Investors of the world are increasingly expecting a widespread downturn in the equity markets, leading to search for new sources of alternative return, particularly asset classes that are less correlated with broader financial trends, says Preqin. The Preqin investor outlook for alternative asset classes in the first-half of 2019 states that now […]