Swiss Re launches SRILIAC - insurance-linked investment advisory company

Swiss Re announces the launch of its new investment advisory company and wholly owned subsidiary Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Advisors Corporation (SRILIAC), a SEC registered investment adviser. The company offers investment management services to qualified institutional investors, with a particular focus on catastrophe bonds.

SRILIAC’s investment strategy focuses on insurance-linked securities, primarily catastrophe bonds, thus allowing investors the opportunity to access Swiss Re’s capabilities in catastrophe bond investments, natural catastrophe modelling and underwriting.

Swiss Re has been trading and investing in ILS for over two decades. Now we are opening our capabilities to institutional investors, allowing them to benefit from our track record and established risk analytics, portfolio management and operational expertise. We believe that our focus on catastrophe bonds will closely align with investors who value liquidity and transparency

Maria Giovanna Guatteri, CEO of SRILIAC

SRILIAC’s investment strategy complements Swiss Re’s other investment strategy focused on natural catastrophe reinsurance contracts managed by Swiss Re Insurance-Linked Investment Management Ltd. (SRILIM). Through these investment managers, investors can now access either Swiss Re’s core natural catastrophe book or the broader catastrophe bond market alongside Swiss Re.

This move comes as the natural next step in the Group’s strategy to have Swiss Re’s Alternative Capital Partners expand the options for attractive investment partnerships with institutional investors. SRILIAC’s investment strategy allows investors to benefit from Swiss Re’s experienced team and a cat bond portfolio constructed through disciplined risk selection.

Philipp Rüede, Head Alternative Capital Partners at Swiss Re

SRILIAC is an investment adviser registered with the SEC. SRILIAC is wholly owned by Swiss Re America Holding Corporation and is part of the Swiss Re Group. 

SRILIAC specializes  in  investment  management  services relating  to  insurance-related  risks  where  it seeks to build and manage portfolios for clients investing in assets such as ILS,  Industry  Loss  Warranties  (“ILWs”)  and  other  financial  instruments like catastrophe derivatives.  SRILIAC  provides investment management services on a discretionary basis and tailors its advisory services to the needs of its clients.

by Nataly Kramer