As responsible and sustainable investing continues to gain traction, the insurance-linked securities (ILS) asset class is expected to play an increasing role, but it’s important that the sector tells its own environmental, social and governance (ESG) story.
This is according to ILS and reinsurance industry experts speaking recently at the virtually held SIFMA Insurance and Risk Linked Securities conference.
The opening day of the event ended with a panel discussion on the future of ESG in the ILS market, moderated by Andy Palmer, Director, Deputy Head of ILS structuring, Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited.
Early in the discussion, panellist François Divet, Head of Insurance Linked Securities, Structured Finance, AXA Investment Managers, explained that at both AXA IM and the wider AXA Group, ESG subjects are viewed as extremely important for the reinsurance industry as a whole.
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