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Cat bond & ILS fund returns demolish benchmarks in 2022

May 12, 2022

Once again, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market is demonstrating the value of making investments into relatively uncorrelated assets, as some catastrophe bond and ILS fund strategies have been delivering benchmark-beating returns for the first few months of 2022, against the grain of many other asset classes.

The fact cat bonds and ILS, so returns derived directly from the risk side of insurance and reinsurance contracts, are in the main structurally uncorrelated to the wider capital markets has again been on display during a period of heightened volatility for financial markets and many asset classes.

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