Pension funds continue trend toward alternatives
Friday, 02 10 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: World
The world’s pension funds continued to push more deeply into alternative investments in 2016, as asset classes which offer diversification continue to prove very attractive to a growing sector which now commands a total of $36.4 trillion of investments at year-end 2016.
Institutional pension funds are the largest investor segment of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, having grown steadily in the space over the last few years. It’s now common for a major pension fund to have from half a percent to three percent, or higher, of its assets invested in ILS and other reinsurance linked investments.