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
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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.
Solvency II started as a regulatory act – designed to enhance risk management and to bring insurers a deeper understanding of their business, while also sharing this understanding with regulators. And this is largely what happened in the UK until the end of 2015.
European insurers are still hunting for yield and the US municipal bond market may provide an interesting and capital efficient solution. Bob Sharma and James Bradbury, EMEA Insurance Relationship Managers at Wellington Management explain.