Elementum Advisors, LLC is an independently-operated, SEC-registered alternative investment manager specializing in collateralized natural event reinsurance investments. The Latin word Elementum, meaning element or first principle, was chosen to emphasize our focus on natural catastrophe event exposed investment strategies and dedication to our clients. The Elementum team possesses a lengthy track record of portfolio management experience across a range of risk-linked investment mandates – from more liquid catastrophe bond to higher alpha collateralized reinsurance investments. Elementum currently manages a multitude of mandates that span a wide spectrum of risk-linked investments and offer varying risk/return and liquidity objectives.
Since its launch in December 2009, Elementum has strived to build an institutional quality alternative investment management firm. Currently, Elementum operates from two offices, its headquarters in Chicago and from Bermuda through Elementum (Bermuda) Ltd., established in 2011 as a sub-advisor to Elementum Advisors, LLC.
Elementum manages portfolios across a range of mandates — from more liquid cat bond strategies to higher-risk collateralized reinsurance investment strategies. Our value proposition is to strive to deliver institutional quality investment management and service to our clients and is guided by the following core principles:
- Disciplined portfolio construction and integrated risk management
- Commitment to long-term investor partnerships through timely communication, transparency, and knowledge transfer
- Sound operational and compliance controls, procedures, and systems
The team’s investment philosophy and experience with reinsurance instruments are products of its members’ collective experience on both the buy-side and sell-side of the risk-linked investment markets through hard and soft pricing environments. The team’s experience contributes to a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the various capital management alternatives (e.g., reinsurance, securitization, contingent capital, equity capital) available to help insurers/reinsurers manage catastrophe risk as well as a unique perspective on the pricing of catastrophe risk and how and why price anomalies exist (and persist) among the various markets for natural catastrophe instruments.