Market insight

  • Income strips for insurers - a natural fit?

    Given their high quality and inflation-linked nature, income strips have always been a popular asset class with insurers but current market dynamics make the opportunity particularly attractive, in our view.

  • Alternative opportunities: What's the outlook for private market assets?

    Alternative Opportunities is a quarterly report from Invesco focusing on the outlook for private credit, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and commodities.

  • Rethinking strategic asset allocation in light of higher inflation

    Investors may benefit from revisiting their asset allocations and exploring the risk-reward tradeoffs associated with higher inflation.

  • Martello Re: Building a Reinsurer from the Ground Up

    This Barings podcast episode with a Bermuda-based reinsurer discusses how trusted partnerships have been the key to tackling challenges ranging from investment returns to hiring and beyond.

  • Voluntary Carbon Markets: Don't let the nuance be lost in the noise

    The integrity of some of the world's Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) schemes is a hot-button issue. Read the latest update from Federated Hermes' UK Nature Impact team to understand why it's important not to let the nuance get lost in the noise.

  • Alternatives: The importance of diversification in today's market

    While the changing investment environment is presenting new challenges, alternatives remain important for insurers seeking enhanced income, returns and diversification.

  • Private Credit's 'Free Lunch' for Insurers

    Private assets don't trigger any additional capital charges above what regulators require of equivalent public assets in insurer portfolios. That makes private credit's illiquidity premium the investment equivalent of a "free lunch."

  • From climate risk analysis to investment decision making

    Download Ortec Finance's latest white paper which discusses incorporating climate risk into investment decision making using scenario analysis, along with some of the challenges associated with doing so.

  • Emerging market investment grade debt: An attractive alternative for insurers

    Emerging market investment grade debt offers insurers high credit quality, elevated yields and income generating potential, and diversification benefits.

  • The Evolving Opportunity in Infrastructure Debt

    In addition to infrastructure debt's defensive nature, diversification benefits and potential to offer compelling risk-adjusted returns, infrastructure's "essentiality" underscores its appeal throughout the economic cycle.