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SCOR Insurance-Linked Securities Strategies

Attractive yield with no asset correlation

I’m Sidney Rostan, Senior Portfolio Manager at SCOR Investment Partners which is the asset management arm of the SCOR group, which is the fifth largest insurance company in the world. Assuming you are less familiar with our asset class than with other alternative asset classes, I thought it interesting to spend one minute on a description of what the insurance market is and how it interacts with the ILS asset class.

First of all, ILS stands for insurance linked securities, and more broadly the insurance linked reinsurance. Investments are transactions transferring insurance daily risk from the insurance and reinsurance industry to the capital management space and capital market investors. We start from the insured obviously, individuals like you and me and the corporates would get insured by an insurance company. On life-related risk and non-life related risks, we call casualty, primarily damage type of risk, property damage and liability kind of risks.

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