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ESG credentials of ILS attracting new investors & issuers: John Seo, Fermat

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market have become a key driver for issuance activity, according to John Seo of Fermat Capital Management, LLC.

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class has experienced positive momentum and growth over the last year, with catastrophe bonds one area that has experienced particularly positive inflows from investors.

While this can be attributed in part to the reinsurance needs of ceding companies, alongside continued strong appetite for non-correlating investments among capital market investors, John Seo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ILS and catastrophe bond focused investment manager, Fermat Capital, believes that increasingly, ESG is playing a role in market activity.


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