Fund Manager: Luca Albertini ＆ John Wells
Classification: Evolving Investment Opportunities
Company: Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP
Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP is a London based investment manager wholly focused on investing in insurance linked investments portfolios for institutional investors. Established in 2008, Leadenhall is a joint venture between an international Lloyd's of London underwriter of insurance and reinsurance, the Amlin Group, and a highly experienced management team. Amlin, headquartered in the UK, is a major London market participant with a presence at Lloyd’s of London and offices in key reinsurance hubs such as Bermuda, Zurich and Singapore.
Leadenhall’s team has significant insurance capital markets experience gained at Swiss Re, Aon Benfield Securities & Guy Carpenter, with John Wells, the Chairman, and Luca Albertini, the CEO/CIO having a combined experience of over 55 years in the financial services industry.
Leadenhall Capital Partners offers dedicated funds and managed accounts which give institutional investors access to both life and non-life insurance linked investments; through its non-life strategies Leadenhall offers its investors access to pure reinsurance risk through investments which have exposure to property losses from extreme natural catastrophes (major hurricanes and earthquakes) and other insurable risks (e.g. marine risk). Its life strategies provide investors with the opportunity to access returns from the life insurance linked asset class, which mostly focus on mortality and morbidity risks.
Investors benefit from the attractive returns of the sector, whilst diversifying their risks from the traditional capital markets. A number of instruments, such as cat bonds and private placements of collateralised reinsurance, are used to transfer insurance linked risk to the capital markets; Leadenhall uses all of them to balance liquidity, profitability, diversification and growth.