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Getting the measure of credit downgrade risk

Investors are questioning the impact of credit downgrades on insurers' Solvency II balance sheets. Hugo Coelho investigates how firms are gauging this risk and why they resist putting a figure on it.



Hedge fund reinsurers feel the heat

Poor investment performance and tight reinsurance markets have squeezed returns for hedge fund reinsurers. With some already exiting the market, what for the future? Sarfraz Thind reports.

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The realities of investing in illiquid assets

In the second part of this InsuranceERM/Insight Investment roundtable, participants discuss some practical aspects of investing in illiquid assets: valuation, managing liquidity, putting the money to work and fee structures

Finding the opportunities in illiquid investments

Illiquid assets can be an attractive match for insurance liabilities, but firms have to be picky over how they invest, and the burden of governance threatens to diminish the allure, as participants in part 1 of this InsuranceERM/Insight Investment roundtable discuss

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