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Asset Management

Soaring equities remain an uncomfortable fit for insurers

Equities performance has been stellar for more than a year, yet insurers refuse to be lured: with equity indices still rising, many are banking profits and reinvesting in capital efficient alternatives

Asset Management/Investment

Periodical payment orders put motor insurers in a quandary

With PPOs altering motor insurers' liability profiles, many investment chiefs are still unsure of the true nature of their exposures –  making it difficult to adjust their investment strategies
United Kingdom Casualty Asset Management/Investment
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UK insurers remain reluctant converts to convertible bonds

Offering a compelling risk-return profile and interest rate hedging, convertibles appear increasingly attractive and allocations from insurers are increasing across Europe. However, convertibles do not always fit neatly into insurer portfolios, and remain an afterthought for many in the UK
Europe United Kingdom

A more flexible approach to capital setting

The recently revised catastrophe models for North American earthquakes mean London market companies face a number of challenges in terms of making the required changes to their  internal capital models under Solvency II

Europe London

Rearranging the building blocks of property portfolio management

The changing trends in the global property investment market have very definite implications for insurers both as investors in property assets and as underwriters of property portfolio investment risks

Asset Management/Investment International

Fixing the roof while the sun is shining

On the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, insurers should seriously think about future proofing their investment portfolios against the inevitable financial market  dislocations and traumas lying in wait 
Focus Solvency II

Managing capital is not the same as managing investments

Even the most agile capital model cannot deliver the granularity to accommodate real-world investment market behaviour

International Solvency II

Asset management: Insurers warm to multi-asset funds

While look-through concerns persist, insurers are beginning to realise the diversification benefits of multi-assets under Solvency II. Meanwhile, managers in the strategy are adopting an increasingly insurer-friendly approach

Asset Management/Investment United Kingdom

Asset management: Tailored solutions smarten up insurers' asset strategies

With insurers searching deeper into the credit universe in pursuit of yield, managers offering solvency awareness on a wider product range will find an increasingly willing audience

Asset Management/Investment

Insurance industry must act to avoid climate change-related 'stranded assets'

Companies urged to stress test to better understand exposures
Asset Management/Investment Resilience

Asset management: The good, the bad and the potentially ugly

Faced with political and economic uncertainty in a low growth environment, CIOs should brace for volatility this year – but be ready to grab the alpha that comes with it
Asset Management/Investment InsuranceLinked Securities
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