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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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Asset Management: European insurers must play tactical game on bond investment in 2019

Bond yields are rising and spreads between US and European bonds continue to widen, meaning insurers must think strategically about duration and currency in the year ahead – but the trajectory of rate hikes in Europe and the UK is far from clear
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Insurers should heed shadow banking warnings

Insurers’ involvement in private credit finance is growing rapidly – but there are risks to such investment strategies

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Talanx CFO: Holding a course in uncertain times

Philosophically, little changes in the approach to managing Talanx’s €120bn investment portfolio, though with Brexit, rising interest rates and the end of quantitative easing, there are plenty of tactical points to ponder for the group’s CFO

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Focus: Why responsible investing in fixed income matters for insurers

By investing in the debt of companies with strong CSR policies, insurers can be effective advocates of change and also benefit from a better long-term investment performance
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Profiting from alternative asset classes under Solvency II

The higher capital charges attracted by alternative asset classes under Solvency II can be more than mitigated

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Focus: Top-rated emerging market debt promises insurers golden returns

Investment-grade emerging market debt can provide a risk-controlled, solvency capital-friendly, investment strategy for insurers looking to diversify their exposure
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Focus: Time is at hand for non-life insurers to rethink investment strategies

As investment strategies become more sophisticated to generate higher returns, insurers must monitor investment risks as carefully they do underwriting risks

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Focus: Re/insurers’ investment strategies are lagging behind requirements

Simply diversifying asset or underwriting risk is no longer enough. Carriers must ensure every part of the business that absorbs risk capital contributes to the overall profitability of the firm

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Focus: Investor assurance reports can help insurers gain an edge

The increased pressure on asset managers to report on transparency, due diligence and other control measures can be used by insurers to drive better investment performance

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