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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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The raising of equity capital, which does little to improve the credit quality of insurers, is increasingly looking to analysts like a hording of funds, akin to the panic buying of toilet rolls at the start of the pandemic

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Viewpoint: Covid-19 is an unprecedented challenge to asset and capital management

Carriers have to take the utmost care how they manage the issues involving investment, solvency, claims and the resilience of their operational structures

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An increase in the availability and diversity of ILS instruments outside of the well-modelled natural catastrophe perils will help to break through investment funds' current allocation ceiling 

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Insurers count cost of Covid-19 market crash on investments

Tumbling equity markets and widening credit spreads will challenge insurers’ solvency ratios as the coronavirus pandemic rolls on. For now, investment chiefs are in damage limitation mode, but opportunities to purchase assets at attractive prices could soon offer a silver lining

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Viewpoint: The Covid-19 protection gap is the big concern for insurers

The coronavirus outbreak will only trigger insured losses equivalent to a moderate cat event, but the magnitude of the losses not covered by insurance represents a big challenge for the industry

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