The 'Insurance-linked Securities in Focus 2021' special report comprises five separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

SPECIAL REPORT

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.