How ETFs could prove useful to insurers

The right tool for the job?


Insurers need to venture further afield in the hunt for yield. With the developed world locked in a depressed interest rate environment, investment teams are increasingly turning to emerging markets to secure a decent income. These institutions are also looking to put their cash balances to work, even if these are only being held for a few months in between long-term fixed-income investments. When prospects for stable yield enhancement are few and far between, every little helps, and the oppo