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Timing more important than tenure for ILS investors: Lane at ILS Asia

While it’s not essential to invest in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class for decades to achieve expected returns, it is important that investors time their entry into the space, according to Morton Lane, President, Lane Financial LLC and Director, MSFE Program, The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

As part of our virtual ILS Asia 2021 conference, held recently in association with our headline sponsor AM RE Syndicates Inc., Lane examined the past two decades of traditional 144A catastrophe bond issuance to determine if investors got what was expected.

His analysis, which can now be viewed in full on-demand, shows that in general, returns and losses were in-line with expectations.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be in the asset class for two decades to achieve the expected returns.


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