The second annual 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. The survey also looks at the challenges towards new and emerging investable perils, manager selection criteria’s, building a diversified portfolio plus other important considerations to making successful ILS allocations.

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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Noel Hillmann, Chief Executive Officer, Clear Path Analysis


Dirk Lohmann,Chairman & CEO, Secquaero Advisor

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Berit Gehring, Head ILS Product Specialist, Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies

Noel Hillmann

Chief Executive Officer, Clear Path Analysis

Dirk Lohmann

Chairman & CEO, Secquaero Advisors

Berit Gehring

Head ILS Product Specialist, Credit Suisse Insurance Linked Strategies

Secquaero Advisors Ltd. is a Swiss based specialist advisory firm in the areas of Insurance Linked Securities and Risk Management for (re)insurers.

We are an affiliate of and the exclusive ILS investment advisor to investment management entities within the Schroders Plc Group which act as investment managers for a range of ILS funds and mandates that cover a spectrum from pure cat bond mandates to all ILS solutions which can include life transactions or man-made risk. In total, we advise on over $3 billion in insurance linked assets managed by Schroder affiliates. From February 1st, 2016 Schroders Plc hold a 50.1% stake in Secquaero Advisors Ltd with the remaining shares held by staff. Through our affiliation with Schroder Investment Management, Secquaero is able to provide ceding insurers and investors with the regulatory, governance and compliance framework needed for an institutional product offering focused on alternative reinsurance business including collateralized reinsurance.

The Schroders / Secquaero team currently comprises 21 leading industry professionals in portfolio management, actuarial science, catastrophe modelling, pricing, structuring, underwriting and executive management. Our expertise, strong analytical skills and modelling capabilities, combined with long-standing underwriting experience, offers our risk transfer counterparties and brokers a wealth of in-depth knowledge as well as a profound understanding of reinsurance risk and capital market solutions in today’s challenging and rapidly changing market environment.

Credit Suisse is one of the world’s leading banks, with more than 45’000 employees, offices in over 50 countries and expertise in nearly every facet of banking, investing and finance. In 2006, Credit Suisse acquired the ILS team of Clariden Leu (a former Credit Suisse Group subsidiary) and since then, has developed a growing ILS platform. Today, Credit Suisse is the second largest ILS manager globally.

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