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Update on California Wildfires

Currently, large wildfires rage in California. Camp Fire in the northern part of the state is now the most devastating wildfire in California on record, with more than 6,700 destroyed structures, mostly in the city of Paradise, which is all but destroyed, and more than 23 deaths. In the southern parts of the state, the Woolsey Fire threaten the city of Malibu, and at least 150,000 homes have been evacuated. These events can affect cat bonds.

How do cat bonds work?

Entropics Asset Management – Cat bond investments

Cat Bonds are securities that transfer insurance risks from an insurer to the financial markets. This provides for insurance coverage for people and enterprises facing catastrophe risk. To investors, Cat Bonds offer an asset class with low correlation and historically good risk adjusted returns.

Fund Rate Since start One week One year Report
SEF Entropics Cat Bond (Class A) 97.72 -2.28% +0.00% -0.97% Latest report
SEF Entropics Cat Bond Fund Class I (institutional investors) 95.54 -4.46% +0.01% -0.62% Latest report

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Risk Information:
Fund investments entail risk. The value of investments in funds can increase as well as decrease and investors can loose all or some of the investment. Historical return is not a guarantee of future returns.

The heatwaves and the wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere in the summer of 2018 have put climate change at top of the agenda of media and politics. As we already see the adverse effects of rising temperatures, it is important to assess the impact on insurance-linked securities (ILS). In summary, the typical cat bond term of 3 – 5 years provides for continuous adjustments of pricing to encompass both climate effects and a globally increasing need for insurance. As ILS are an important mean to mitigate climate risks, we are likely to see more ILS solutions in the future. Read more

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

In April, new outbreaks of the much-feared hemorrhagic fever Ebola shook the world again. The last major outbreak in West Africa 2014-2016 caused more than 11,000 deaths, and dealt a devastating blow to the long-term economies of several countries in the region. The effects were largely due to slow and insufficient response by the world community. However, this time, it appears that the lessons learned have provided for a much faster response, based on insurance principles and backed by cat bonds, rather than reliance on foreign aid. Read more

Henrik Sjöholm
Henrik Sjöholm
Director of Communications and Responsible Investment

Both cat bonds and corporate bonds are fixed income instruments so it is relevant to compare the risk premium of cat bonds with similarly rated traditional corporate bonds. Currently, cat bonds pay a higher risk premium compared to similarly rated corporate bonds. Read more

Oskar Schyberg
Oskar Schyberg
Orkanen Irma vid tiden för landfall 10 september

The flooding from Hurricane Harvey was barely over when the world was alerted about Hurricane Irma. How could it be that the USA, after twelve years’ absence from major hurricanes, felt the impact of two record-breaking hurricanes over the course of one week? Read more

Martin Hedberg
Martin Hedberg
Chief Meteorologist

While investors are attracted to the uncorrelated returns of cat bonds, the purpose of issuers is to obtain insurance coverage against low frequency and high severity catastrophes. Consequently, we will eventually face an event large enough to cause extensive losses in the re/insurance industry and the cat bond market. However, an event, such as a hurricane category 4 or 5 making landfall in Southern Florida, also tends to increase future returns for investors, as the insurance industry need to attract new risk capital. Read more

Robert Lindblom
Robert Lindblom
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