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Asset management: Lloyd’s syndicates exit AAA credit in hunt for yield

Lloyd’s investment portfolios benefited from continued equity market growth and tightening credit spreads in 2017, according to the latest round of syndicate accounts. However, the ongoing quest to improve yields and the anticipation of rising interest rates saw many explore the lower end of the credit spectrum while shortening the durations of their bond portfolios

London Lloyds Asset Management/Investment

Set Alert for Insurance Day Companies and Financial :: Asset Management

Hannover Re's CFO: Turning the tanker

The macroeconomic tides are shifting and Roland Vogel is determined to keep the reinsurer one step ahead. Having sold the reinsurer’s equity positions, he is now positioning the bond portfolio for rate hikes while pushing further into high-yielding private equity and real estate assets

Hannover Re Asset Management/Investment

Munich Re chief seeks 'partners’ for asset management unit

The German giant is reported to be looking to sell MEAG

Munich Re Mergers and Acquisitions

Focus: Technology is set to reshape contours of LatAm's regional market

Insurers in Latin America are leveraging new technologies to gain an edge in market environments struggling under the pressures of rising inflation

Focus Technology

Open-minded investment pays dividends for Bermuda carriers

With interest rates set to rise and cat losses fresh in the memory, liquidity is front of mind for Bermudians. However, the island’s re/insurers remain committed to diversification and growth assets having enjoyed a strong year of returns in 2017

 

North America Asset Management/Investment

Proposed Solvency II changes promise increased investment flexibility for insurers

But ignoring the implications of Eiopa's review of Solvency II could increase capital charges for companies

Asset Management/Investment Europe

Insurance CIOs grapple with the asset management challenges of M&A

Consolidating investment portfolios is rarely a key driver in M&A deal-making. However, once a deal is struck, chief investment officers face a raft of decisions, from pooling assets and exploring new strategies to potentially bringing more investment in-house

Asset Management/Investment Mergers and Acquisitions

Illiquid lunch: Ageas finesses investment strategy

With high-yield and emerging market bonds losing their shine, Ageas pushed deeper into less liquid strategies in 2017. Wim Vermeir, the firm’s head of investments, hopes Eiopa will make asset classes like infrastructure debt even more attractive for insurers

Europe Asset Management/Investment

Asset Management: Guiding the flock

Volatile equity markets are throwing up interesting questions of strategy for insurers, argues Axa Investment Managers' insurance solutions strategist Chris Price

Asset Management/Investment Axa

Insurance CIOs face delicate balancing act in times of uncertainty

From geopolitical risks to shifting macroeconomic sands, there is more for insurers to consider in the current investment environment than rising interest rates alone. And with the quest for returns unabating, risk management has arguably never been in sharper focus
Asset Management/Investment Europe
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