We are seeing Interval Alts (registered investment funds featuring hedge fund-like liquidity) being used for dedicated insurance-linked securities (ILS) strategies. ILS, such as catastrophe, or "cat," bonds, provide sponsoring insurance and reinsurance companies with contingent funds to hedge the risk of specified insurable events, e.g., hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. With the recent natural catastrophes this summer and fall, insurer demand for loss protection is expected to rise, which could improve pricing for providers of risk protection, such as reinsurers or ILS investors. Interval Alt funds employing ILS strategies tend to be non-correlated with other financial products and offer their investors additional liquidity and execution benefits, as illustrated below.