Issue: Feb 2014
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.
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...
Capital management director Marcus Bowser explains UK insurer's aims
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Fixing it up
After an overhaul of legislation in 2006, Dutch insurers eagerly tapped the occupational disability market. But they grossly underestimated the risks and costs of providing cover and have been force...
Firms expected to reduce exposure to equities and buy protection in response to transitional solvency regime.
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