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Asset management: Allianz's new CIO continues alternatives drive

Allianz is pushing full steam ahead under new chief investment officer Carsten Quitter, with infrastructure debt and equity, real estate and renewables all key components as the firm targets a 20% allocation to alternative assets
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Insurers count first-half investment profits but must manage them wisely

Carriers in London and Bermuda clawed back recent investment losses in a strong first half, but the economic environment is as unpredictable now as it has been for some time, and future performance is far from guaranteed
Asset Management/Investment

Viewpoint: Taking responsibility with climate protection

Investments in renewable energies are an attractive prospect for insurers but asset managers must thoroughly research the risks before adding to the investor’s portfolio
Munich Re Asset Management/Investment

Insurers buoyed by positive investment returns but challenges remain

An equity market recovery and the gradual improvement in bond yields have brought improved returns for insurers, but the road ahead is long and bumpy
Asset Management/Investment North America

Third Point Re shifts investment strategy for property cat drive

Hedge fund reinsurer to reallocate to fixed income assets to support underwriting changes
Bermuda Asset Management/Investment

Viewpoint: Sustainability should be taken into account when investing in infrastructure assets

Infrastructure investments are growing in popularity and have established themselves as an attractive, and sustainable, asset class

Munich Re Viewpoint

Viewpoint: Optimising the risk-return opportunity of illiquid assets

Insurers are expected to increase their illiquid asset allocations over the next two years, but investment success will require thorough due diligence and effective credit risk management

Asset Management/Investment Regulation

Bermudian carriers glimpse shoots of spring despite torrid investment winter

Regulatory filings reveal a welcome increase in fixed income returns, but the financial markets’ calamitous end to 2018 left an indelible stain on the balance sheets of most firms

Bermuda Asset Management/Investment

Viewpoint: Reshaping the profile of investment risk


Derivative products can help insurers overcome many of the constraints imposed on the investment process by recent changes to the solvency capital framework, but a clear strategy is needed to navigate a complex landscape

Asset Management/Investment International

Viewpoint: Integration of ESG can deliver higher yields

ESG criteria can be comprehensively applied through a holistic approach in risk management

Viewpoint Asset Management/Investment
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