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

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. 

SPECIAL REPORT

Hong Kong Fund Services in Focus 2021

Hong Kong has implemented a number of regulatory and legislative changes to support its growth as a financial hub in Asia. The introduction of the Limited Partnership Fund (LPF) regime, amendments to the existing Open-Ended Fund Company (OFC) regime and reforms to change the tax treatment of carried interest are the most lauded changes being ushered in. 

This report outlines the trajectory the jurisdiction is expected to follow in achieving its objectives. As travel restrictions begin to lift, business from Chinese managers is anticipated to increase. Further, in view of investors’ continued appetite for alternative assets, Hong Kong can offer managers the opportunity to tap into Asian assets and investors. The report also discusses how managers are broadening their fund portfolio and planning to launch several funds from a single umbrella structures, with Hong Kong playing a central role. 
 

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Technology Innovation in Focus 2021

As the use of alternative data and nowcasting becomes less of the exception and more of the rule, asset managers need to ensure their data is accurate, timely and relevant. This report examines how analytical tools can help them quickly find, analyse and visualise relevant data, as well as looking at how cloud-based collateral management systems can drive efficiency, reduce cost and risk.