Spreads widen as uncertainties over Volcker rule supress bank demand
In this sponsored feature, Northern Trust discusses some of the findings of a recent survey of insurers on their concerns for investment operations and technology
A panel of experts, convened by Insurance Risk and sponsored by BNY Mellon, discusses the impact of central clearing on asset allocations and opportunities to generate returns from high-quality collateral....
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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High yields and low volatility driving comeback from core-Europe firms
Insurers are set to plough billions into private equity assets over the coming years. After companies recoiled from investing in the sector in the wake of the 2007–08 financial crisis, they are now funnelling money back into the class. Some insurers,...
Insurers are rethinking their investment strategies and beginning to increase their exposure to private equity. Some are even looking at it from an asset-liability management perspective.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future