The challenges surrounding new and emerging investable risks, manager selection criteria, building a diversified portfolio plus other important considerations to making successful ILS allocations are rife.

Insurance Linked Securities – Asset Owner insight is the inaugural independent survey of asset owners who are active investors in insurance linked securities, on their attitude towards current market developments and demands for new investable ILS solutions.

This survey of 100 Heads of Investment and Asset Allocation at pension plans, foundations, family offices and private wealth groups, examines the key considerations asset owners go through in picking suitable ILS funds and managers to work with.

Representatives of asset owner groups (pension plans, foundations, family offices and private wealth groups) may request a FREE copy of the Insurance Linked Securities - Asset Owner Insights survey. Get in touch with us using your corporate email address to request your free copy.

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This survey will feature the following pertinent questions, amongst others:

  1. Which of the following macro issues are having the greatest impact on how you select your investments, generally?
  2. What percentage of your current Assets under Management (AuM) do you currently invest in alternative investments?
  3. What percentage of your overall allocations do you currently allocate or expect to allocate to ILS in the next 12 months?
  4. How do you allocate to ILS currently / would you allocate to ILS?
  5. What are the most significant challenges you face in allocating to OR investing in insurance linked securities?
  6. What are the ’trigger’ points for further / initial investment in insurance linked securities?
  7. Assuming a long-term horizon, what target net return would you expect from your ILS investments?
  8. What are the two most likely reasons you would switch ILS managers / choose to not allocate to a manager?
  9. What increase in exposure to the following risk areas do you anticipate making in the next 12 months?
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Nephila Capital Ltd is the largest and most experienced investment manager dedicated to reinsurance and weather risk. Nephila has assets under management of ~$10 billion as of December 1, 2016 and has been managing institutional assets in this space since it was founded in 1998. The firm has 150 employees globally based across four offices
Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading financial services providers with presence in over 50 countries. The Insurance Linked Strategies team is embedded within the Asset Management business and is one of the largest managers in ILS with USD 7.3bn AUM and a track record of

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