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  1. Hurricane frequency in Florida and the potential impact of climate change

    Hurricane frequency in Florida and the potential impact of climate change

    With global warming receiving increased media attention, the record insurance losses caused by natural catastrophes in 2017 and 2018 have made the general public, and the insurance community in particular, question a potential relationship between climate change and increasing insurance losses. 

  2. Forecasts for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Accurate hurricane forecasting is a bit like the holy grail for reinsurers and ILS managers. If you know whether a hurricane season will be active or inactive, or whether to expect no landfalls or many landfalls, you may be able to adjust your portfolio, for example by taking on more risk during an “inactive” season or buying more hedges during an “active” season. But how reliable are hurricane season forecasts? And what is the forecast for the 2019 hurricane season, which has already begun?

  3. Edutainment – learning through gaming

    There are few things in this world that humanity can never have enough of. Education is one of them. Today, digitalization is bringing about profound changes in this sector, and one particularly exciting trend is that of edutainment.

  4. Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors Announces Sale of Actiance to K1 Investment Management

    New York, November 30, 2017 – Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors announced today it has exited its investment in Actiance, a leader in communications compliance, archiving, and analytics, through a sale to K1 Investment Management, a California based private equity firm focused on investing in enterprise software companies.

  5. Managed futures – how to diversify with trend following

    Investors are scouring the investment universe for sources of return which are not correlated to traditional equity and fixed income performance. Trend following may offer an attractive return profile for such investors.

  6. Insurance-Linked Strategies – Independent  by Nature

    Insurance-Linked Strategies – Independent by Nature

    In terms of attractiveness to investors, ILS are gaining popularity thanks to their low correlation to other asset classes and their attractive yield potential, especially in the current low interest rate environment.

  7. Trends – Institutional Monthly Convertible bonds – in search of asymmetric opportunities

    Convertible Bonds – in Search of Asymmetric Opportunities

    Convertible bonds combine bond-like downside protection and equity-like upside participation; they are particularly suited to periods of high volatility and an uncertain market outlook. 

  8. Trends – Institutional Monthly Generating returns through alternative sources of fixed income

    Generating Returns Through Alternative Sources of Fixed Income

    In the current climate, investors need to look beyond traditional fixed income offerings to fulfill their yield and return requirements. Absolute return long/short strategies are one such option.

  9. Uncovering Hidden Risks

    Given the five-year anniversary of the equity market rally, further gains expected to remain modest.