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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
Europe Allianz Asset Management/Investment

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Due diligence critical to increased involvement of insurers in green bond market

It is not clear how any system of external verification of the environmental impact of a green or sustainable investment asset would be implemented

Asset Management/Investment Environment

Viewpoint: Capitalising on the impact of sustainable investment

Impact investing enables re/insurers to better align their investment activity with their strategic objectives in key areas of coverage such as climate change, healthcare and financial inclusion

Resilience Asset Management/Investment

Insurers have options in dealing with pension deficit problems

Unless they are properly managed, defined benefit pension scheme liabilities can significantly restrict UK insurers’ strategic options in an increasingly tough market environment


Asset Management/Investment Mergers and Acquisitions

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
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