With significant capital balances and tight business line margins, insurers need to ensure that they have access to liquidity, continually maximise return on capital allocations and are able to preserve cash positions. This section offers insight from those charged with excellence in treasury, capital, liquidity, and cash management on the latest trends and market developments.

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...

How Aviva is thinking about treasury and liquidity

David Epstein, Director of ALM and Treasury at Aviva explores some of the biggest trends impacting treasury managers including negative rates and how cash management is changing

How economic uncertainty has impacted treasurers

Christoph Hofstetter, Senior Expert Capital Markets/Treasury at Vienna Insurance explores what lessons treasurers can learn from the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and Covid-19

How to associate volatility with fortune instead of risk

Patrick Saner, Head Macro Strategy at the Swiss Re Institute explores the main factors driving volatility and how insurers can turn these into an opportunity

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

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 impact investment strategy

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.

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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