Asian infrastructure both an opportunity and challenge

Asian governments have been looking to spur private investment in infrastructure. But demand is somewhat restrained as tight supply and falling yields make it harder for insurance investors to access local deals. Sarfraz Thind reports

The virtues of alternative beta

Alternative beta is increasingly gaining traction among institutional investors and is particularly relevant to mitigate current equity-related risks. Chris Stevens, senior associate at London-based financial advisor bfinance, explains why.

Notional hedging of unit-linked liabilities: tread lightly

Notional hedging can help achieve a lower capital requirement and more investment freedom. But there are a number of isues that need to be considered before moving with this ALM tool, warns advisory firm Willis Towers Watson in a report.