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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.

Case study: How AIG makes outsourcing decisions

Jeremy Baldwin, Chief Investment Officer at AIG explains how the firm decides what to outsource and what to keep in house

Why ESG investing means profits and pride

Meg Voorhes, Director of Research, Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment explores the benefits of ESG investing and why sustainability often indicates good management

EIOPA VIEW: What’s next for Solvency II?

With Solvency II currently under review, Justin Wray, deputy head of policy, EIPOA, updates insurers on the issues shaping the assessment and what could happen next.

The macro environment for the insurance asset management industry

Keith Skeoch, chief executive officer at Aberdeen Standard Investments discusses how the insurance market is evolving and what seismic changes in the industry could mean for investors

Reassessing relationships with managers - the trick to getting outsourcing right

Ian Coulman, chief investment officer at Pool Re explores why a shift toward more esoteric asset classes might see insurers outsourcing more often

The big question – how much of an insurer’s investment portfolio should be outsourced?

Three insurance company CIOs explain how they make investment outsourcing decisions, what level of outsourcing is right and which asset classes need to be kept in house.

Getting to grips with emerging market investing

Mike LeBel a Senior Investment Analyst at Mercer looks at the challenges of investing in emerging markets and how the asset class can be used for longer-term strategies

Why insurance investors must always have a 'plan B'

Mikael Huldt, Head of Alternative Investments, AFA Insurance explores why the issues with overlapping risks in a diversified portfolio and how to overcome them

The world in 2019 – an interview with the IMF

Jeffrey Franks, Director of the Europe Office and Senior Resident Representative to the EU with the International Monetary Fund discusses some of the key risks facing financial markets.
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