Mandate for change: asset management after Solvency II

Insurers are adjusting relationships with managers ahead of directive


For all of the challenges associated with Solvency II, it could legitimately be construed as a business opportunity for asset managers. Faced with a world in which their insurance company clients will need to be more strategic in their asset allocation, while also meeting onerous reporting requirements, it is those firms with the scale and expertise to support those processes that will be best positioned to support insurers in the future.

But readiness varies significantly among asset managers.