Asset and liability management
The perennial challenge for insurers and reinsurers is to make certain that the assets they hold will cover all their present and future liabilities. Traditionally, companies have sought to manage the...
Insurers predicted to increase ETF exposure
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.
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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Rising long-term interest rates have left an unexpected bad taste in UK non-life insurers’ mouths. Insurers are adjusting to the new market conditions and high volatility, and are shortening the duration of their bond portfolios in a bid to insulate...
In this sponsored feature, Ross Evans and Emily Penn of the Insurance ALM Advisory team at RBS share some of the main observations from their annual review of the UK life sector
With long-term bonds in short supply and falling interest rates putting pressure on earnings, Asian insurers are considering giving up on asset-liability matching in order to chase yield. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
Ultra-low rates forcing companies to shift focus from asset-liability matching
With the implementation of Solvency II now almost certainly delayed for at least two years, UK annuity providers are beginning to reassess their credit asset allocation strategies, as they look to optimise the trade-off between risk and reward. Michael...
Insurers are investigating a new breed of fund mechanism – the ICPPI – which allows them to offer individualised guarantees on their products more cheaply and flexibly than other types of funds. But it is not without its costs. Louie Woodall reports...
The Nordic countries have introduced innovative measures to help insurers combat the low interest rates in the region. But these measures have brought their own problems for the insurance industry. Are they worth the trouble? Sarfraz Thind reports
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