Invesco's head of EMEA insurance distribution and strategy, Richard Glenn, explains why alternative investments really matter for insurers in today's environment.
Alternatives manager of the year - Invesco
Invesco wins the alternatives manager of the year award thanks to a "unique proposition" of fully customised, comprehensive, outcome-oriented portfolios powered by Invesco Vision, a proprietary asset allocation and analytics platform, with a focus on insurers' return on capital and risk constraints.
The platform provides a single point of access to a diverse pipeline of high-quality investment strategies, with the ability to offer competitive pricing, using a combination of Invesco's deep third-party partner relationships and its in-house capabilities within its multi-alternative solutions suite.
Praised by the judges as "extremely well developed and useful for smaller insurers," Invesco's alternatives offering gives insurers access to technology that can offer a broad set of investment strategies to help them allocate assets successfully, focusing on return, capital and risk constraints.
Judges particularly praised Invesco's "humbleness" to seek partners in order to improve its already-large volume in alternatives.
By developing and maintaining deep third-party partner relationships with firms with scale, global presence, and experience in private investments, Invesco makes investing in less traditional fund structures accessible to large and smaller insurers, alike.
Alternatives has played an increasingly important role in insurers' hunt for yield, one that is not about to slow down, and Richard Glenn head of EMEA insurance distribution and strategy, says it will continue "to play an increasingly important role".