Special Reports

At Institutional Asset Manager we produce a number of special reports, updated each year to focus on jurisdictional, regulatory, technical and product investment issues in detail. Each report is produced with its own independent editorial and supported with detailed contributions from industry experts.

Please browse the list below to select and read our special reports. Please contact us if you would like to receive a schedule of our special reports or participate in them

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SPECIAL REPORT

Singapore in Focus 2021

Singapore continues to make significant efforts to further promote the appeal of the Lion City to hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investment managers, and it seems that its strategy is working. Last year’s unveiling of the Variable Capital Companies (VCC) Act has widely been seen in the investment industry as a game-changer, while Singapore’s financial regulator, MAS, recently announced a new partnership between it and the private sector to burnish Singapore’s reputation as a leading full-service asset management and fund domiciliation hub.

This report delves into the impact of these measures on Singapore’s burgeoning reputation as the financial hub for Asia, shining a light on its role in creating a sustainable ecosystem, the growth of its secondaries market, and its position as an asset management and fund domiciliation hub.

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Luxembourg Report 2021

In a challenging time for all aspects of financial services, Luxembourg - Europe’s largest fund domicile - is determined to leverage all emerging opportunities and mitigate any accompanying risks. 

This report explores Luxembourg’s ongoing appeal for fund managers and services providers, the growth of private debt and real estate funds, the importance of Luxembourg’s reputation for stability and supervision, and the need to recruit and train the right talent.

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Insurance-linked Securities in Focus 2021

Despite experiencing heavy losses since 2017, insurance-linked securities (ILS), especially catastrophe (cat) bonds, proved resilient through the Covid-19 pandemic, with large institutional investors throwing their weight behind the sector. 

This report details the investor appetite for ILS and how the asset class can support the growth of ESG investing. Although cat bonds have taken up most room, interest is moving beyond this sub-group and investors are building more diversified ILS portfolios. The report also outlines the need for proprietary analysis to actively manage ILS successfully. An understanding of risk is also critical as ILS managers need to make sure their investors know what to expect from this allocation.