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.

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

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...

Why the regulator is increasing its scrutiny on private credit

As low yields drive insurers towards private credit, Ed Palmer, EMEA Chief Investment Officer at Metlife, explains why the regulator is looking more carefully at this asset classes

Cost, capacity and currency - the challenges with alternative investments

Corrado Pistarino, Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society explores some of the biggest hurdles for smaller insurers who want to invest in alternatives and private markets

Why insurers need to take a holistic view of liquidity

Ed Palmer, EMEA Chief Investment Officer, at Metlife explains why current market conditions mean insurers must be much more strategic about liquidity and cash

In depth: Spotting fixed income market bubbles

Trevor Williams, former Chief Economist, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets, looks at how investors can design triggers for fixed income

Case study: How market conditions impact investment strategy

Two insurance CIOs describe how the current market conditions are impacting their investment strategies and what lies ahead for the economy

When to stay liquid - how insurers are choosing the right investment strategy

Nick Dixon, investment director at AEGON UK examines the case for listed versus private market assets and explores how insurers can strike the right balance
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