Insurance one of the last ‘great opportunities' for investors

There are still attractive returns to be found in reinsurance risk via insurance-linked securities, argues Twelve Capital UK's John Butler

Insurance-linked securities are dependent on the weather, not Wall Street

Hedge funds have been dipping in and out of the reinsurance sector for years, drawn by consistently attractive returns, low exposure to faltering economic growth in Europe and the US and, for some products, minimal correlation to financial markets.

Leading hedge fund managers such as Steve Cohen, Dan Loeb and John Paulson have all put money directly into the market by setting up reinsurance companies, and over the last five years they have enjoyed market-beating returns. In the meantime, so

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