Insurers are under increasing pressure to manage the sensitivity of solvency ratios to their asset mix, but even sophisticated internal models may not be up to this task. Steven Morrison describes an alternative approach using proxy modelling
An allocation into direct lending can provide insurers a diversified source of higher, less volatile returns over a longer-term time horizon
Scott Skowronski explores how core fixed income strategies are far from a commoditised space, and how the size of the asset manager has an influence on returns
The group's chief investment officer, Guido Fürer, explains why he feels that adopting the ESG benchmarks has been the most meaningful and strategic step in its journey to integrate ESG considerations
Some investors and analysts have been surprised by the calmness of financial markets at a time of political and economic uncertainty. Sarfraz Thind talks to seven senior investment professionals working with insurance assets about their prognosis for the future.
With negative-yielding domestic bonds, a back book with high return guarantees and a prudential solvency regulation on the horizon, Japanese life insurers are caught between a rock and a hard place. David Turner reports.