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  • Liquidity management in an era of liquidity stress-tests

    17 July 2024

    Amid markets, and politicians delivering never-ending stressors of liquidity, insurers at Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2024 conference discussed how their needs for and measurement of liquidity may have changed in recent years, and the reasons why

  • Insurers fighting an "arms race" over private credit, Phoenix's CIO says

    01 July 2024

    Hiscox and Just Group CIOs tell the Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2024 conference why it is important to keep external asset managers on their toes, particularly when it comes to private assets

  • Core competency - Lloyd's syndicates go outsourcing, and not just for peripheral assets

    08 May 2024

    Lloyd's syndicates hire external help for the core of their general accounts, even if delegating makes more headlines when non-mainstream assets are involved

  • The other 'hiking' - Lloyd's syndicate CIOs trek further 'off the beaten path' for alternatives

    25 April 2024

    Yields on core fixed income may have improved with rate hikes of recent years, but some Lloyd's syndicate CIOs have ventured further from the well-trod path, searching for alternatives, as David Walker discovers

  • What lurks below - Lloyd's syndicates shine a light on 'level 3' illiquid holdings

    11 April 2024

    While liquid bonds dominate syndicates' general accounts, liquidity analysis reveals there is more to investment portfolios at Lloyd's

  • CIO Interview: managing Europe's third largest general account

    08 April 2024

    Generali group CIO Francesco Martorana discusses the Italian giant's investment strategy and reveals some of its most exotic investments, including blockchain

  • Private credit beats PE for insurers' appetite for the first time in GSAM survey

    02 April 2024

    Goldman Sachs AM's latest annual insurance survey also reveals insurers' highest appetite for duration risk since the survey first ran 13 years ago

  • Looking for a home for natural capital in insurers' investment portfolios

    12 March 2024

    Understanding new risks, a lack of asset managers able to service these types of investments at scale, and the question of where to include natural capital in the SAA are the hurdles insurers need to overcome, Danielle Brassel, director of responsible investment at Zurich Insurance Group, explains

  • Alternative insights, for insurance CIOs

    01 March 2024

    In discussion with Tom Kehoe, the Alternative Investment Management Association's global head of research & communications

  • The nitty-gritty of insurers' IMAs with hedge funds

    14 February 2024

    An LP agreement in 2021 of Solasglas Investments and various Greenlight Re entities with hedge fund DME Advisors II, LLC, illuminated variables commonly negotiated between re/insurers and alternative managers.