British Pensions Bet On Catastrophe Reinsurance

Mar 12 2010 | 8:01am ET

A group of British pension funds has poured US$340 million into a catastrophe reinsurance hedge fund.

The allocations were made by 11 U.K. pensions in the second half of last year to the US$2.6 billion fund, managed by Nephila Capital. The Man Group owns 25% of Bermuda-based Nephila.

“Insurance payouts for damages caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike and the heavy investment losses and liquidity constraints brought about by the financial crisis have led to a major market shakeout,” Nephila’s Greg Hagood told Investment & Pensions Europe. “Remaining participants, such as Nephila, have therefore been able to capitalise on this opportunity and charge higher catastrophe premiums.”


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