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Alternative investments based on insurance-linked securities to be available as UCITS

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Dirk Lohmann
by Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Secquaero Advisors is bringing the esoteric alternative world of insurance-linked securities to the mainstream with the planned May launch of a Ucits III version of their fund. In an exclusive interview with Opalesque, Dirk Lohmann, chairman and managing partner, explained how the sector works. " Insurance-linked securities are basically a principal at risk fixed income instrument where you receive a coupon which reflects a reinsurance premium" he said. "The key issue is that you need to be able to crystallise the potential insurance loss."......................

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