More pension funds invest in ILS
Thursday, 06 08 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Europe
European pension funds have been increasing their allocations to alternative investments and this looks to have been benefitting the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space, with the percentage of EU pension funds that have an allocation to ILS doubling in the last year, according to consultancy Mercer.
Mercer found in its latest survey of European pension fund investment allocations, that ILS and insurance or reinsurance linked investing is growing in popularity.
In its 2016 survey Mercer found that 1% of pension funds it surveyed had an allocation to ILS. In 2017 that has doubled, with the latest survey showing that 2% of the pensions surveyed are already investing in ILS and other reinsurance linked assets.