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 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, […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE NB Reinsurance, a Bermuda-based issuer of ILS, has completed an offering of 19,231 non-voting preferred shares on BSX, effective June 3, 2019. The shares were issued at $1,000.00 per share, to raise $19.2m. Clarien BSX Services acted as listing sponsor, while Conyers Dill & Pearman served as legal advisor. Horseshoe Group acts […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE. PDF VERSION HERE Excellent management of cyclone Fani by the eastern Indian state of Odisha has become a text book example of how to manage natural catastrophes although the government is now faced with the task of post-disaster reconstruction. With low insurance penetration, the question of using capital markets as a means […]

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 Global asset management group Schroders has announced the hire of a new distribution lead for its private assets unit, with Peter Arnold set to head up the Alternative Sales Unit which includes the firms insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies. Arnold, who joins Schroders from Citi Group, is an experienced senior private assets […]

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 […]

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION HERE With the growing use of data analytics in the digital age, the use of insurance products such as parametric insurance, is starting to grow around the world. And with the effects of climate change now a reality such policy options are becoming more attractive to people internationally in a wide range of sectors, from construction […]