Capital optimisation: assets versus liabilities
Even if returns on insurers' traditional investments are lower now than they were 10 years ago, the insurance companies profitability is driven by investments. However that is not always integrated in the firms' business model, as participants discuss in part two of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and Aon.
Optimising capital through investment efficiency
What is the role of investments in insurance companies' capital optimisation? Participants discuss in part one of this two-part roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and Aon the opportunities and challenges for insurers' investments and how it fits into life and P&C insurers' business models.
Managing assets in Bermuda's life re/insurance sector
A competitive approach to managing assets is crucial for Bermudan life re/insurers. In part two of this Insurance Asset Risk / Aviva Investors roundtable, participants discuss their approaches to asset management and the challenges around optimisation and accessing suitable investments
The drivers behind Bermuda's thriving life re/insurance business
Life re/insurance business from the US and Europe is being increasingly consolidated in Bermuda. In part one of this Insurance Asset Risk / Aviva Investors roundtable, participants explain the drivers behind that growth, what makes Bermuda an attractive jurisdiction and the sources of capital for the sector
In association with DWS
The infrastructure asset class is standing strong
What are the market and regulatory drivers impacting infrastructure investments? Participants in part two of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS discuss the impact of regulation, Brexit and the rise of sustainable finance on the asset class.
Infrastructure investment - the building blocks
Infrastructure can mean different things to different investors, insurers therefore have to be savvy in fitting the asset class into their broader investment strategy, as participants discuss in part one of this two-part roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS.
Managing climate risk in underwriting and investing
Insurers have a great deal of experience modelling natural catastrophes and this expertise will be core to how the sector copes with climate change risk. But transferring the knowledge is not straightforward, and getting the right data to the right people remains a struggle, as participants discuss in part one of this two-part roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS.
How to insure a warming world
Participants in part two of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS discuss the strategic transformations that are needed, and the influence of voluntary and regulatory initiatives on this process
Fixed income and diversification
In association with Royal London Asset Management
Fixed income strategies in a Solvency II and low-yield world
Fixed income assets comprise the majority of insurers' investment portfolios, but within the asset class there are a multitude of options. In part one of this Insurance Asset Risk/Royal London Asset Management roundtable, investment and risk managers discuss how they are approaching fixed income, given the challenges of a low-yield environment and the constraints of Solvency II
Diversification and the outsourcing conundrum
While insurers are keen to diversify their portfolios, this often requires the outsourcing of asset management – and then the question of fees arises. Investment and risk managers discuss these and other issues in part two of this Insurance Asset Risk/Royal London Asset Management roundtable
In association with Insight Investment
Finding the opportunities in illiquid investments
Illiquid assets can be an attractive match for insurance liabilities, but firms have to be picky over how they invest, and the burden of governance threatens to diminish the allure, as participants in part 1 of this InsuranceERM/Insight Investment roundtable discuss
The realities of investing in illiquid assets
In the second part of this InsuranceERM/Insight Investment roundtable, participants discuss some practical aspects of investing in illiquid assets: valuation, managing liquidity, putting the money to work and fee structures