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UCITS catastrophe bond funds only fall -2.3% on average in 2022, despite Ian

Catastrophe bond funds in a UCITS format only fell to a -2.3% negative annual return for 2022, according to the average weighted index of the Plenum CAT Bond UCITS Fund Indices.

Despite the negative performance for the full-year, this cat bond fund index shows a strong recovery since hurricane Ian, as well as a reasonable level of performance before that major storm wiped out the gains from earlier in the year.

Performance of catastrophe bonds had been muted somewhat through the first almost three-quarter of 2022, as pricing pressures and spread widening depressed returns, largely on the back of macro-economic factors.


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