LGT Capital has opened its insurance-linked securities fund to a wider investor base, Citywire Selector can reveal.
The LGT Select Cat Bond fund is managed by Albert Thomann, who is an executive director and a portfolio manager for the multi-style team.
Thomann joined the firm in 2010 and previously worked as a portfolio manager for multi-asset class solutions at Credit Suisse in Zurich.
The strategy invests in global insurance-linked strategies, which means the portfolio will be 100% catastrophe bonds. The investments are not made directly but via active selection of external asset managers.
The product is diversified across different uncorrelated event risks. The fund was officially launched in December 2013 and was made available to investors on the 1 December 2017.
The fund is currently registered for distribution in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria.