SEF Entropics Cat Bond Fund Class I (institutional investors)
In July the returns from Entropics Cat Bond Fund in the SEK hedged share classes were almost flat and measured in USD the returns were positive. Coupons contribution to returns was 0.67%. Claims settlements from the historically costly years of 2017/18 contributed slightly negatively and the markets’ concern for further development of the loss from… Read more.
The North Atlantic Hurricane Season officially started on June 1st and will continue until November 30th. In the secondary market seasonal price increases started gradually in June and are expected to accelerate as the North American hurricane season moves ahead. The hurricane season officially ends on 30th November. The uncertainty regarding losses following the events… Read more.
In May, coupons have contributed positively to the return with 0.80% and mark-to-market pricing has contributed -0.97%, of which -0.35 percent units are related to bonds exposed to old losses from the historically costly years 2017/18 with updated loss estimates. The remaining -0.63 percent units are related to the increasing market demand for returns going… Read more.
Claims settlement losses continued to pressure the market during the month. This has led to the average multiple, i.e. the quota between the coupon and expected loss, increasing notably from 2.01 last year to 3.20. The risk premiums are now the highest since 2012/13. Read more.
In March, the largest positive contribution was coupon payments, contributing 0.54%. Mark-to-market prices of the fund’s positions contributed -0.87%, of which half can be attributed to bonds exposed to the historically costly years 2017 – 2018. The other half can be attributed to increasing return demands going forward; consequently, secondary market prices are lower, and… Read more.
In February, the fund’s return in SEK amounted to -0.48% (class A) and -0.44% (class I) respectively. During the month, coupons have contributed positively to the return with 0.55%, market values of positions have contributed with -0.69%, of which three portfolio positions have been affected by claims settlements referring to events in 2017 and 2018,… Read more.
In January we saw some price stabilisation and recovery of the price declines we saw at the end of last year. Some positions exposed to the California wildfires in 2017/18 also recovered somewhat, which contributed positively to returns. The interest rate difference between Sweden and the US contributed negatively about 210 forward points in January.… Read more.
After two consecutive years with record insurance losses on the cat bond market , premiums continued to increase in December. For the fund, the risk premium (coupon before risk-free interest rate and excluding distressed bonds) increased by 16% compared to a year ago. The interest rate difference between Sweden and the US has contributed negatively… Read more.
During November, the deadliest wildfires in the history of California raged. In California, wildfires are covered by ordinary home insurances and the insurance penetration is very high. AIR Worldwide estimate the losses from Camp fire and Woolsey fire to USD 9-13 billion. Wildfires are a relatively small risk on the cat bond market, but some… Read more.
During October, no events that triggered positions in the Fund occurred. Hurricane Michael caused some price volatility on the secondary market, but the portfolio positions have recovered, and no position has been triggered by the hurricane. However, a negative contribution to the return came from positions that continue to be affected by hurricane Irma from… Read more.
Coupons and increasing market prices contributed positively to the return. Returns in 2018 continue to be affected negatively by the loss development of 2017 events. Read more.
I augusti var avkastningen 0,26 % för institutionsklassen (I), valutasäkrad till svenska kronor. Kuponger och svagt ökande marknadspriser gav positiva bidrag till avkastningen. Negativa bidrag kom från justeringar av skadekostnader för händelserna 2017. Vidare gav räntedifferensen mellan Sverige och USA ett negativt bidrag på 180 terminspunkter för augusti månad, då fondens tillgångar huvudsakligen nomineras i… Read more.
In July, the return was 0.17% for the institutional class (I), hedged to the Swedish Krona (SEK). Coupons and slightly increasing market prices contributed positively to the return. As the fund’s assets are mostly nominated in USD, the difference between the US and the Swedish interest rates has given a negative contribution to share classes… Read more.
In June, the return was 0.35% for the institutional class (A), hedged to the Swedish Krona (SEK). Coupons and slightly increasing mark-to-market prices contributed positively. As the fund’s assets are primarily nominated in US Dollars, the interest rate difference between Sweden and the US has contributed negatively for share classes hedged to SEK with 195… Read more.
Return was -0.04% in May. Coupons gave a positive contribution. New loss estimates following the 2017 hurricane and wildfire seasons affect some positions, in total giving a negative contribution. Also the interest rate difference between Sweden and US contributes negatively. Read more.
During April, the return amounted to 0.30% for the institutional class, hedged to the Swedish Krona. The positive return can mostly be attributed to coupon earnings. Read more.
The institutional class hedged to Swedish Krona returned –0.47%. The negative return has been caused by new loss estimates that have been issued for the extreme wildfires in California in 2017. The new estimates have exceeded market expectations. In addition the winter storm Riley, that hit the US Mid Atlantic Coast in early March, has… Read more.
The Fund’s retail class returned -1.32% in February. The negative return has been caused by new loss estimates that have been issued for the extreme wildfires in California in 2017. The estimates have exceeded market expectations. Read more.
In January, the fund return amounted to 0.90% for the institutional class (Class I). The return is partly explained by loss reports indicating lower losses then previous estimates, which has caused affected positions to rebound. Read more.
During December, claims reports concerning the extreme hurricane season have made exposed bonds recover partly. The wildfires in California continued to develop and to pressure the mark to market value of some positions. The Fund returned 0.04% in December. Read more.