Despite experiencing heavy losses since 2017, insurance-linked securities (ILS), especially catastrophe (cat) bonds, proved resilient through the Covid-19 pandemic, with large institutional investors throwing their weight behind the sector.
This report details the investor appetite for ILS and how the asset class can support the growth of ESG investing. Although cat bonds have taken up most room, interest is moving beyond this sub-group and investors are building more diversified ILS portfolios. The report also outlines the need for proprietary analysis to actively manage ILS successfully. An understanding of risk is also critical as ILS managers need to make sure their investors know what to expect from this allocation.