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STRATEGY

Insurers’ investment strategies are constantly evolving in response to, as well as in anticipation of, market, economic, and own organisational changes. Here we provide insight and analysis into the views of market participants and influencers on the latest developments taking place globally and how they have impacted asset allocation, investment, and trading decision-making.

Insurance Investor Live Europe: Solvency II changes welcomed

The potential £100 billion of capital freed-up by Solvency II changes could drive insurers to embrace social projects.

Insurance Investor Live Europe: Inflation is easing but risks remain

James Pomeroy, Global Economist, HSBC, says ‘deglobalisation’ is going to be the word of the year as it works with the volatility from the post-pandemic norm.

Market volatility affecting Q4 2022 investments

Several mid-sized insurers from around the world announced preliminary Q4 results, which revealed disparate trends.

SFDR phase II spurs downgrade trend

The number of ESG-compliant fund downgrades up in light of 1 January SFDR requirement changes, a pattern to continue watching in Q1 2023.

Implementing net zero goals in private markets

Cleo Fitzsimons, Head of Responsible Investment, Pension Insurance Corporation, discusses how to properly implement net-zero ideas into a private markets strategy.

Allstate tries to balance tricky Q4 2022

US giant Allstate announces estimated net loss between $285 million and $335 million for Q4 2022 but investment results show positivity.

Insurance Investment Outlook 2023

Against the backdrop of rising inflation and geopolitical tension, Royal London Asset Management fund managers assess the risks and opportunities that their respective asset classes could offer insurance investors.

Travelers: Q4 investment profits marked by cat losses

Major insurer announced improved Q4 results for investment portfolio.

Are investment returns the most important ESG factor?

Corrado Pistarino, Chief Investment Officer, at Foresters Friendly Society, and Gilles Moëc, Group Chief Economist at AXA, discuss the commercial value of ESG.
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