An investment manager that specialises in catastrophe reinsurance and weather risk
Active in the space for over a decade, we recognised that there was a gap between the two capital markets: institutional investors seeking non-correlated returns and insurance markets seeking additional risk capacity.
There have been instances where catastrophe risk bonds have been included in credit CDOs.
Most investors are however looking to isolate and capture “uncorrelated” market returns - i.e. there is a marked preference for specialised risk products rather than inclusion within a portfolio that is primarily credit risk.
Private investments in public equities FOF
• With SEC regulatory changes, PIPE deal flow will increase - the strategy is increasingly being deployed outside the US, particularly in Europe and Asia.
Fund has had no drawdowns since its inception.
According to HFR indices, PIPE funds have historically been the best performing hedge fund strategy.
investors seeking exposure to publicly traded companies with a market capitalisation of under USD 200mn should consider investing in PIPEs.
Fund in the offing - a niche segment within microfinance
Irrespective of gender - borrowers of microfinance demonstrate better credit worthiness.
On a relative basis, however, women show higher credit worthiness owing to smaller size loans they take on and thanks to a specialised technology /group dynamic that comes into play.
While the repayment rates on loans given to both men and women are roughly the same - there is an interesting and marked difference in the way women actually allocate their earnings.
Inefficiencies can take various forms but investors usually uncover them by thoroughly investigating...
The expected payoff distribution will likely be different than the expected payoff distribution resulting from pursuing a buy- and-hold strategy of a basket of commodities. In other words, the strategy will not be price, or beta driven.
• The successful implementation of strategies focused around the described inefficiencies is almost impossible to replicate because it requires access to quality information, the ability to interpret it and the ability to act on it in financial markets.