Private equity funds set to enjoy insurer cash injection in 2014


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, such as Skandia, are looking to increase their private equity allocations to as much as 10% of their investment portfolios. For an asset class that typically accounts for as little as one or two per cent of the portfolio, that’s a big shift.


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