Market Insight

Emerging market corporate debt stands alone

Emerging market corporate debt stands alone

Emerging market corporate debt has been a rapidly growing universe over the last 10 years. What might be of surprise is that over 55% of the EM corporate universe is investment grade.

Back to investment basics

Back to investment basics

In this third and final article I look at investment strategies that “work” for insurers. Whilst touching on more modern diversified growth and absolute return bond fund strategies, we find opportunities that can be overlooked in plain vanilla equities, convertibles and even conventional multi asset strategies

Getting comfortable with asset risk

Getting comfortable with asset risk

Dick Rae of BMO Global Asset Management explores how insurers' exposure to market risk varies and compares how typical British, French and German non-life companies behave

Asset Risk Optimisation

Asset Risk Optimisation

Dick Rae of BMO Global Asset Management looks at asset optimisation and the extent to which risk can influence asset allocation.

Establishing and managing insurer investment strategies

Establishing and managing insurer investment strategies

The changing regulatory landscape and current market environment are creating challenges for the establishment and management of insurers' investment strategies, including: understanding the impact of investment strategy on regulatory capital requirements, identifying new investment strategies to enhance yield, accessing alternative or illiquid assets, and designing a framework for more integrated modelling of assets and liabilities.