Archive

  • Life insurers could find an ally in alternative asset managers

    23 February 2018

    An increasing number of life insurance companies in the US are using alternative investment managers for their investment strategies, a situation Fitch Ratings describes as a potential "win-win" for both parties.

  • Waldorf Astoria falls into Beijing's hands as authorities seize owner Anbang

    23 February 2018

    Chinese insurer wanted to sell trophy New York investment back to Blackstone

  • Anbang mulling selling Waldorf Astoria back to Blackstone, reports say

    13 February 2018

    Trophy-property hunting Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group is reported to be discussing selling New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel back to private financiers Blackstone Group for an undisclosed sum.

  • Blackstone poaches New York Life Investments chief and sets $100bn insurance AuM target

    09 January 2018

    US private equity and alternative asset manager Blackstone has set a target to quadruple the amount of assets it manages on behalf of insurance clients

  • Blackstone to manage investments for Fidelity & Guarantee Life

    25 May 2017

    Funds affiliated to Blackstone form part of investor consortium to buy US annuity provider

  • AMP Capital to fund mixed-use development with property sale

    22 March 2017

    Insurer faces stiff competition from non-insurance buyers in buying assets in Sydney

  • Axa IMRA targets growing healthcare market

    22 December 2016

    Company spends €375m on real estate portfolios in Germany and Finland

  • Swedish insurers buy up Volvo shares

    21 December 2016

    AMF, Folksam and a pension fund help car manufacturer raise SKr5bn

  • Allianz subsidiaries jump at private market fixed income

    09 December 2016

    Two tie-ups in a week for Pimco and AllianzGI, as private credit offers "super-secular opportunity"

  • Hedge fund reinsurers feel the heat

    07 September 2016

    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.