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The insurance-linked investment market is here to stay

Monday, September 09, 2013

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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......................

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