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New risks & differentiation attractive to ILS investors: Gallagher Re

While investor appetite for insurance-linked securities (ILS) has been tested by consecutive years of elevated catastrophe losses, the asset class still plays an important role for many allocators and there remains an appetite to invest in new classes of risk, while differentiation is also an important consideration.

Reinsurance broker Gallagher Re highlighted these trends in its recent renewals report, saying that it’s clear that appetite does remain for diversifying within the insurance-linked securities (ILS) space.

In 2021, the headline growth in the ILS market was supplied by the catastrophe bond sector, as this perhaps most established of ILS structures grew in favour among investors, after proving itself more remote from the effects of recent loss heavy years.


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