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.

Case Study: How Metlife approaches private markets

Ed Palmer, EMEA Chief Investment Officer, at Metlife, discusses the emerging opportunities in liquid assets and private markets and how to strike the right balance between the two.

How insurers can get the right illiquidity levels in portfolios

Good planning and having an appropriate liquidity buffer is critical for insurers that want to get illiquid asset investing right, says Christoph Hofstetter, Capital Markets Expert, Vienna Insurance Group

Insurance Asset-Liability Management: time to reduce duration

Eddy Verbiest, PhD, Assets & Liabilities Manager, compares the merits of various allocations when it comes to meeting insurance liabilities

Head to head: should insurers opt for active or passive investments

Three chief investment officers at insurance companies explain their views on active versus passive strategies

When should institutional investors start thinking about low volatility investment strategies

Mo Haghbin, Global Chief Operations Officer for Investment Solutions at Invesco explains how markets are faring, the use of low volatility investment strategies and how asset owners can access them

Outsourcing explained: how to use external providers in Treasury and Cash

Nick Kurzel, head of treasury at Aspect Capital discusses which elements of the treasury and cash function can be outsourced, how to make sure you have sufficient oversight and the trick to getting senior manag...

Five trends shaping investment markets

Chris Iggo, CIO Core Investments at AXA Investment Managers explores how Coronavirus is affecting markets and some of the long-term global trends facing investors.

CIO view - how to decide if private markets are right for you

Four Chief Investment Officers discuss how they are getting to grips with private markets and some of the core risks associated with unlisted assets

The importance of transparency in private markets

As illiquid assets become increasingly central to insurers' asset strategies, Mikael Huldt, Head of Alternative Investments, AFA Insurance looks at why transparency is critical
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