Almost 1/4 of pensions consider ILS investment
Tuesday, 01 31 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: World
Almost one-quarter of pension plans canvassed in a recent survey said that they are actively considering making new investments into the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, but half of those surveyed said getting trustees comfortable with the asset class is the largest hurdle they face.
Investing in insurance and reinsurance linked assets continues to be an increasingly popular way to access alternative sources of return, which are considered diversifying with low correlation to wider financial markets.
The ILS investment market continued to grow in 2017, with estimates suggesting the ILS market now nears $80 billion in size.