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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.

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’s five largest insurance markets: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. Our aim was to investigate how i...

Case study: How Phoenix Group is tackling illiquid investments

Anand Kwatra, Investment Risk Manager at Phoenix Group, shares the insurer's illiquids journey so far including challenges faced across the way and lessons learnt

The Insurer Investment Management Insights by Invesco

Invesco’s latest issue of the Insurer Investment Management Insights has just been published, keeping European insurers in the know about the latest developments affecting the insurance industry.

Sustainable investing for insurers – 50 shades of green?

While regulatory developments to date have not directly required insurers to adopt a greener approach, the implicit messages are clear – investment approaches need to change to help mitigate climate risks.

Will Tapering Lead to Rising Interest Rates?

With growth forecasts for the US being raised, the labour market recovering, and inflation rates peaking around 5%, more and more investors and policy makers are urging the Federal Reserve to taper their bond purchases.

How insurance investors can tackle non-traditional asset classes

Kirill Savrassov, Senior Vice-President & CEO, Pheonix CRetro explores whether traditional asset classes are still meeting returns targets and what could potentially replace them moving forwards

Micro View: How insurers need to think about private credit in the post-pandemic economy

Nathaniel Molinari, Senior Investment Analyst at AEGIS explains why private credit is positioned favorably despite the disruptions of COVID

Unpacking the investment opportunities in U.S Commercial Real Estate

John Murray, the head of PIMCO’s global private commercial real estate investment team, discusses the current state of CRE and where PIMCO sees opportunity and risk.

ESG and insurance: continuous improvement

In 2020, Aberdeen Standard Investments commissioned in-depth research across Europe’s five largest insurance markets: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. The full report covers current practice, future objectives and the views ...
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