Credit Suisse Asset Management's alternative investments
group is adding a new life insurance-related strategy to its
burgeoning suite of insurance-linked hedge funds.
The new launch will take the firm into the life area with a
dedicated strategy for the first time, having thus far
concentrated on the catastrophe and general insurance risk
sector with a trio of funds and associated managed accounts
that collectively run some $1.2 billion in assets.
It will further increase the firm's presence in a sector
that is increasingly attracting attention from investors and
from other major hedge fund groups - offering high capacity,
decent liquidity, diversification of portfolio exposure and an
almost complete lack...