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Net inflows of USD23.3bn in April put hedge fund assets up nearly 40 per cent year-on-year

Net inflows of USD23.3bn in April put hedge fund assets up nearly 40 per cent year-on-year

Net Inflows of USD23.3 billion in April signaled a continued vote of investor confidence in the hedge fund industry. This result represented an increase in industry AUM of .6 per cent on the month and built momentum on the previous month’s USD19.1 billion increase in assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge.

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ILS to help satisfy investors’ ESG appetite

ILS to help satisfy investors’ ESG appetite

By A Paris – Large institutional investors are throwing their weight behind insurance-linked securities (ILS) with considerable allocations and mandates being handed down, despite the challenges experienced in the space since 2017. The asset class, particularly catastrophe (cat) bonds, proved resilient through the Covid-19 pandemic, living up to its diversification credentials. Further, with sustainability in investors’ crosshairs, ILS which account for climate change risk are also growing in appeal.