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  • Scottish Widows likely to split SLA assets among several managers

    09 April 2018

    Scottish Widows is likely to allocate the £109bn ($153bn) it is pulling from Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) among "several asset managers," according to Bloomberg.

  • Equity volatility: how safe is your portfolio?

    19 March 2018

    Equity volatility is back. After a muted 2017, things went a little haywire for equities in February. But are these tremors or the start of something bigger? And how should insurers react? By David Walker

  • Phoenix's Blamont on an illiquid strategy

    10 January 2018

    Daniel Blamont is leading the charge for Phoenix's move into illiquid assets. Having started from nothing three years ago, the insurer has already built up an impressive portfolio and looks set to expand this in the future. By Sarfraz Thind

  • Issues around investment data disappoint insurers and regulators alike

    14 June 2017

    Eiopa expresses surprise at quality of data on mainstream investments

  • Industry surprised by regulators' lack of knowledge about private debt

    13 June 2017

    But practitioners say underwriters need to familiarise themselves, too

  • Insurance CIOs, regulators and investment leaders join IAR line up

    22 March 2017

    ABI chief Hugh Savill will discuss effect of changing regulation on insurers' investments

  • Demand drops for Standard Life's absolute return strategy

    24 February 2017

    Institutional sales boosted by Phoenix mandate

  • Willis Towers Watson expands investment team with two hires

    19 September 2016

    Appointments follow previous hires to meet increasing demand for investment services

  • Brexit and investment challenges will dominate IAR conference

    06 June 2016

    Only a week to go to the major annual insurance asset event

  • Asset management in the Solvency II transition

    11 December 2015

    Preparing for Solvency II is one thing, but living with it will involve further refinements in how insurers approach asset management, as participants in part one this InsuranceERM/Standard Life Investments roundtable attest