Institutional Investor talks to industry execs, including Elementum’s Tony Rettino and John DeCaro, on the growth of the ILS market. Managers who absorbed insurance losses on catastrophes in 2017 had their worst year ever — and investors can’t get enough.
Elementum’s John DeCaro talks to the Swiss publication, Le Temps, about ILS as an asset class and why investors should be interested. Originally published in French in the May 2017 issue of Switzerland’s Le Temps Magazine – “L’attrait des Insurance-Linked-Securities (ILS) pour les investisseurs.”
Options strategies offer premiums for insuring against financial market risks. Joseph Mariathasan looks at strategies that attempt to collect these while protecting against the worst of the tail risks.
Reinsurance risk is clearly diversifying against pension funds’ core financial market risks. But Martin Steward writes on the importance of defining objectives beyond simple diversification when investing in this asset class.
Investors cannot get enough of the catastrophe bond market, writes Charlotte Moore, but the potential for equilibrium, albeit at lower returns, is there.
It is not always easy to tell what someone means when they talk about ‘insurance-linked investments’ – but distinctions are imperative because the various components of this complex market present very different risk and return profiles.