Case study: How Royal London developed a framework for monitoring RI managers


Case study: How Royal London developed a framework for monitoring RI managers


New research highlights the buy-side’s lack of agility to respond to market volatility


New research highlights the buy-side’s lack of agility to respond to market volatility


The benefits and challenges of distressed debt investing for insurers


The benefits and challenges of distressed debt investing for insurers

Strategy

New research highlights the buy-side’s lack of agility to respond to market volatility

SimCorp and Chartis recently interviewed and surveyed senior decision makers at world-leading investment management firms to learn the importance of having a comprehensive view of their portfolios – or “One Investment Truth”.

The benefits and challenges of distressed debt investing for insurers

The main advantages to be gained from distressed debt investing include capital efficiency, risk and return diversification and high cash income, says Eddy Verbiest, former Assets & Liabilities Manager at Fidea

The events of the past year prove SaaS is the right tech for right now

Over the past year, technology providers heard from people in the insurance industry who were concerned about their systems keeping up with a rapid change of pace.

RISK

Risk insight: "Do not mistake a pandemic recovery with a structural one"

Jérôme Haegeli, Group Chief Economist at Swiss Re, believes that China will lead the economic recovery and explains why inflation risks are rising

Case study: How Aspen is tackling liquidity needs amid a perfect storm of risks

Matthew da Cunha, Treasury Manager at Aspen, explains why insurance investors will need to hold more cash, why he's prioritising liquidity over yield, and why technology is critical

How QIC Global is managing diversity amid changing investment dynamics

Ankit Shah, Head of Investments and Treasury at QIC Global shares how the insurer is assessing risk, managing exposures to illiquids and alternatives and branching out into new geographies.

Of all the challenges facing insurers, the greatest is persistent low interest rates

Anthony V. Minopoli, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer shares how Knights of Columbus is tackling the thorny issue of low interest rates.

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TREASURY & CASH

Case study: Why IMT Insurance has reviewed its liquidity framework

Laurie Mardis, Investment Strategist at IMT Insurance, explains why the firm has reviewed its liquidity framework, what changes are being made, and how it will impac...

Case study: How Aspen is tackling liquidity needs amid a perfect storm of risks

Matthew da Cunha, Treasury Manager at Aspen, explains why insurance investors will need to hold more cash, why he's prioritising liquidity over yield, and why technology is critical

How QIC Global is managing diversity amid changing investment dynamics

Ankit Shah, Head of Investments and Treasury at QIC Global shares how the insurer is assessing risk, managing exposures to illiquids and alternatives and branching out into new geographies.

Treasurer view: How insurers should be thinking about cash management tools when faced with negative rates

Simon Rich, Group Treasurer at Prudential, discusses how to balance liquidity with yield, why technology will revolutionise cash management and how regulation is changing across the globe.