Target investment alpha and retained surpluses to drive company value, says Allianz CRO

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Life insurers should focus on boosting investment alpha and property and casualty (P&C) firms should focus on retaining market value surpluses in order to drive market value, according to Tom Wilson, group chief risk officer at Allianz Group.

Wilson told delegates at Insurance Risk Europe that investment alpha was a key driver of value for most life companies, especially those focused on a traditional business model of accepting premiums and investing it in order to generate returns for sharehol