RISX: ICMR (Re)Insurance Specialty Index

Equity benchmark for investments in Lloyd’s

RISX Price Return Index ('RISX')
2,979.51 +13.66 (+0.46%)
At close: 20 October 2021
RISX Net Total Return Index ('RISXNTR')
4,518.62 +20.68 (+0.46%)
At close: 20 October 2021

The ICMR (Re)Insurance Specialty Index (RISX) index measures the equity performance of publicly listed companies that control syndicates at Lloyd’s, the global centre for specialty (re)insurance. The constituent companies are weighted to proxy Lloyd’s underwriting performance.

The RISX Index was developed by Insurance Capital Markets Research (ICMR) and is administrated and calculated daily by Moorgate Benchmarks Ltd, a Morningstar company, as a Price Return Index (Ticker: ‘RISX’) and a Net Total Return Index (Ticker: ‘RISXNTR’), i.e. dividends reinvested net of withholding taxes.

Historical performance

©Insurance Capital Markets Research. Index administrator and calculator: Moorgate Benchmarks Ltd
YTD: Year-to-date, ITD: Inception-to-date, Inception date: 2006-06-16. Please contact ICMR for the historical RISX index data.
All performance shown prior to 2021-03-22 was retrospectively calculated by application of the Index Methodology


RISX: Price return, RISXNTR: Net total return

Return and risk at close 2021-10-20
Return (%)
Max drawdown (%)
return (%)
Annualised risk (%)
Index Level 1m 3m 1yr Ytd 3m 1yr 3yr 3yr 5yr 10yr 3yr 5yr 10yr
RISX 2,979.5 1.7 9.6 33.9 15.2 5.1 7.5 42.2 2.1 5.3 9.5 21.0 17.2 14.8
RISXNTR 4,518.6 1.9 10.1 36.5 17.4 4.7 7.3 41.9 4.2 7.4 11.9 20.9 17.2 14.8
Calendar year returns (%)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
RISX 3.9 -33.5 19.6 12.9 -8.6 20.6 31.7 5.6 16.4 5.9 7.1 3.2 12.6 -14.2
RISXNTR 6.9 -30.8 24.7 17.3 -5.3 24.4 34.9 8.2 19.0 8.2 9.4 5.1 14.9 -12.2
Top 10 constituents 'RISX'
Name Reuters Symbol Currency Weight (%)
1 Beazley BEZG.L GBP 8.30
2 Tokio Marine 8766.T JPY 6.44
4 Fairfax FFH.TO CAD 6.13
5 AIG AIG.N USD 5.42
6 Axa AXAF.PA EUR 4.94
7 MS&AD Insurance 8725.T JPY 4.88
8 China Re 1508.HK HKD 4.81
9 Hiscox HSX.L GBP 4.52
10 Axis AXS.N USD 4.05

©Insurance Capital Markets Research. Index administrator and calculator: Moorgate Benchmarks Ltd. Inception date: 2006-06-16. All performance shown prior to 2021-03-22 was retrospectively calculated by application of the Index Methodology.

For further information see key documents below, or contact ICMR.

Key documents

RISX Index


Summary of key statistics

White paper

Overview and background


Sharing risk for a more resilient world


Selection and weighting process

Benchmark Statement

UK and EU BMR Benchmark Statement

Press Release

ICMR launches RISX Index with Moorgate Benchmarks

About ICMR

Insurance Capital Markets Research is the trading name of IC Markets Research Ltd, registered in England & Wales with number 12561699

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At Insurance Capital Markets Research (ICMR), we provide quantitative research on the global specialty (re)insurance industry. Our clients are insurance carriers, intermediaries and investors.

One of our core capabilities is the independent assessment of performance and return profiles of insurance entities and portfolios, both within Lloyd’s and globally. Our research focuses on investment strategies and the development of products to access the global specialty (re)insurance industry and Lloyd’s of London in particular.

Our founders were Lloyd’s former heads of analysis and research who also worked together in the capital markets and ILS. ICMR was established in early 2020 and launched the RISX Index in 2021.

For more information, licensing and contact details visit: https://insurancecapitalmarkets.com


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