Operational functions from the front through to the back-office underpin successful investment outcomes. Here we provide the latest thinking from leaders and influencers throughout the insurance asset management sector and examine the new trends evolving in asset servicing, technology, data, compliance, and general operational strategy.

The next steps for insurers on their road to net zero

In this article, abrdn explores the importance of setting realistic net zero targets that are robust, based on science and achievable. They also look at what unique set of circumstances need to be con...

How Phoenix developed its holistic sustainability strategy

Sindhu Krishna, Head of Sustainable Investment at Phoenix Group, explores how the insurer set up its sustainability strategy, how it holds asset managers to account and the role of regulation

The challenge of investing in private assets

Illiquid deals can enhance portfolios, but are not always easy to execute, finds Natixis Investment Managers.

How Phoenix is using co-investment to access long-dated cash flows and ESG assets

Michael Eakins, Chief Investment Officer, Phoenix Group, explores some of the key benefits of co-investment and shares how the insurer using this approach to better match assets to liabilities.

Case study: Inside one insurer's journey to a successful alternative investment strategy

Anthony V. Minopoli, COO at Knights of Columbus explains how the insurer has built up a successful alts strategy, including expert advice and watching competitors

How to retain talent by adopting digital transformation strategies

Dr. Zeynep Hizir, Doctor of Business Administration and Digital Transformation Influencer explains how automation can help insurance companies eliminate manual errors and provide a better employee exp...

Juggling E, S and G: how insurers respond to the different aspects of sustainable investment.

In 2020, Aberdeen Standard Investments commissioned in-depth research across Europe. The aim was to investigate how insurance investors are responding to environmental, social and governance (ESG) c...

How insurers can develop a successful managed outsourcing model

Jon Ambos, Vice President, Head of Middle Office, Prosperity Life Insurance Group discusses how to evaluate outsourcing arrangements and top tips for finding the right partner to work with

How Swiss Re has partnered with Climeworks to tackle climate change

Inside the world's first ten-year carbon removal purchase agreement
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