Fri, Sep 19, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

The insurance-linked investment market is here to stay

Monday, September 09, 2013

amb
Michael Stahel
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Insurance-linked strategies are a new asset class linked to insurance risks, the return from which is uncorrelated with that of the general financial market. Billions of dollars from investment funds has flooded into insurance-linked structures in recent years as an alternative to more traditional investments, says a recent report from Reuters (so much so that John Nelson, chairman of the Lloyds of London insurance market, warned that if not properly supervised the fund flows could end up undermining the stability of the insurance sector).

LGT Group, a international private banking and asset management company with CHF108.7bn ($115.1bn) in total AuM, is a major investor in insurance linked instruments. This year, LGT won three insurance-linked strategies mandates worth $400m from major Swiss and Dutch pension funds, a $156m multi-alternatives mandate from Kingfisher Pension Scheme, and a $436m multi-alternatives mandate from Hertfords......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  4. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali

  5. Short Selling - Notorious U.S. short-seller targets Alibaba[more]

    From Wantchinatimes.com: A notorious American short-seller appears to have "targeted" Chinese internet giant Alibaba on the eve of its historic public listing on the New York Stock Exchange, reports Chinese web portal Hexun. Alibaba's highly-anticipated listing on Friday could potentially be the big