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TREASURY AND CASH

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.

Revisiting private credit: what’s old is new again

John Simone, Managing Director—Head Insurance Solutions Group, Voya Investment Management explores why historically low interest rates mean private credit is growing in popularity

How important is liquidity for insurers when interest rates are low?

Dr Christian Dahmen, Chief Risk Officer at New Re explores how persistently low interest rates are impacting insurers and why illiquid assets are growing in popularity

Going separate ways? The disconnect between macro and markets

Patrick Saner, Head Macro Strategy, Swiss Re Institute and Fiona Gillespie, Macro Strategist, Swiss Re Institute explain why monetary easing is the main catalyst of the divergence between macro and markets

CIO view: the trick to getting global credit investments right

Erik Ranberg, Chief Investment Officer at Gjensidige explores how insurers can manage the transition to global credit and what needs to be considered in terms of hedging

An alternative method: what to expect from EIOPA’s Solvency II review

Freek Zandbergen, a consultant at the Milliman Benelux Office explains the new “middle way” of extrapolating Solvency II curves and why he thinks this is EIOPA’s preferred route forwards

A perfect storm for cash funds

Steve Matthews, liquidity fund manager at Canada Life explores why coronavirus has meant a rollercoaster for cash fund investors​

When should insurers invest in global credit

Samu Anttila, Chief Investment Officer at LAHITAPIOLA discusses how to weigh up the the diversification benefits of global credit versus the costs of currency hedging

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
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