Asset and liability management
Growing propensity of large claims to be converted into annuity-like cashflows loads inflation and longevity risk on general insurers
New technical standards shrink timeframe for submitting application by six months
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...
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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.
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...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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