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Stepping up equity investment without breaching solvency capital requirements

Institutional investors are beginning to question the regulatory constraints which are forcing them to buy over-valued government bonds and to diversify into more reasonably priced asset classes

Asset Management/Investment Regulation

Slimmer pickings in the private debt universe

Zurich is one of the most consistent insurers around when it comes to the allocations within its heavily outsourced $200bn balance sheet investment portfolio. However, private debt and responsible investing remain a strong focus at the margins – even though the former may have lost some of its shine

Zurich Asset Management/Investment

Lloyd's excludes coal in revamped investment strategy

Central Fund assets to be divested from coal interests from April 1 next year
International Lloyds

Insurers make slow progress on sustainable investment

Insurers are slowly but surely being convinced of the portfolio benefits of ESG investing. But faced with a choice of benchmarks and delivery methods, as well as challenges implementing ESG in fixed income and passive strategies, the majority are happy dip their feet in one toe at a time

Asset Management/Investment Scor

Why investment in infrastructure has lost some of its shine

Offering an attractive suite of portfolio benefits, infrastructure has been at the top of insurers' thoughts for some time. But with project supply in the UK limited and loan yields on the decline, some are asking whether now is the right time for small and medium-sized insurers to follow major groups into the asset class
Asset Management/Investment

Insurance companies must be nimble with the fixed income investments

Companies should look beyond the short term and try to determine what risks and rewards are in store

Asset Management/Investment

Swiss Re's bold move on ethical investing

The reinsurance giant’s $130bn commitment to ethical indices took courage, conviction and consideration. Chief investment officer Guido Fürer hopes the move will encourage more insurers to follow suit, and convince a wider audience that ESG offers enhanced performance over the long term
Asset Management/Investment Europe

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
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