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Investment challenges for insurers



Diversified Growth Funds - manna or mania?

Diversified growth funds promise equity-like returns with fixed income-type capital charges. It certainly looks an interesting proposition for insurers in the current low yield world. But how well do the promises stack up? Sarfraz Thind reports

Alternatives shine for Lloyd's syndicates

Following the insights gleaned on rising manager fees and falling yields for Lloyd's syndicates, David Walker shines light on the well-performing fraction of alternative investments made by the sector in 2015.

The Solvency II mandate race

Solvency II has turbo-boosted the move to insurance asset outsourcing. Asset managers are beefing up their capabilities to win market share—but what can you do to make yourself stand out from the crowd? Sarfraz Thind reports

Wraps - a gift to infrastructure investment?

Insurance 'wraps' can boost the credit rating on infrastructure debt to make the asset more attractive to investors, especially underwriters grappling with Solvency II. Christopher Cundy reports

The fourth annual Insurance Asset Risk conference


Insurance Asset Risk 2017

Insurance Asset Risk is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Insurance Asset Risk conference will take place in London on 12 June 2017.

More than 150+ Asset managers from insurance companies all over Europe will gather in London to deliberate the asset management and investment challenges brought on by Solvency II and Brexit, and to discuss persistent issues, such as low returns, volatility, heightened regulation and increased competition.

Date: 12 June 2017

Location: London

Venue: Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel

2016 highlights

Insurance Investment Frontrunners


Establishing and managing insurer investment strategies

The changing regulatory landscape and current market environment are creating challenges for the establishment and management of insurers’ investment strategies, including: understanding the impact of investment strategy on regulatory capital requirements, identifying new investment strategies to enhance yield, accessing alternative or illiquid assets, and designing a framework for more integrated modelling of assets and liabilities.



Diversification and the outsourcing conundrum

While insurers are keen to diversify their portfolios, this often requires the outsourcing of asset management – and then the question of fees arises. Investment and risk managers discuss these and other issues in part two of this Insurance Asset Risk/Royal London Asset Management roundtable

White papers


2017: Brave new world

Why active managers are well placed to take advantage of social, economic and political regime change.

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