Greater education around the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class, coupled with the development of a secondary market and the expansion into new perils, will help make ILS fund participation more attractive for sophisticated retail investors, according to industry experts.

While institutional investors such as pension funds are a dominant force in the ILS fund space, retail, or individual investors do participate in the sector albeit to a lesser extent.

These are largely the more sophisticated, high-net-worth retail end of the spectrum, not your average individual investor.

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