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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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Demand for long-duration assets limits investment yield for insurers

Solvency II asset liability management, in particular the need for long-duration assets by life and pension funds, is driving interest rates down
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Insurers look to ILS investments as low yields continue to bite

Many insurers are planning to increase exposure to insurance-linked securities assets to increase investment returns, survey finds
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Investment profits soothe Q3 losses but tougher times lie ahead

Nine months of investment profit has provided insurers with a welcome buffer this year. The question now is how to maintain returns when the easy ride comes to an end
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Finding value in sustainable investment

There are specific financial risks associated with sustainability that insurers must take account of in their investment strategies

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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
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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
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