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 the Phoenix Group is using private markets to meet business objectives

Anand Kwatra FIA, Life & Investment Actuary at Phoenix Group explains how the firm is navigating illiquid investments to improve credit ratings, meet ESG targets and achieve stable cashflows

How Direct Line is tackling climate change in its bond portfolio

Jim Hardie, Director of Investment Management & Treasury at Direct Line Group explains how the insurer has developed a climate agreement framework to tackle carbon emissions

Why the time is right for alternative investments

Enrico Conti, finance operations expert at BancAssurance Popolari, explores the main drivers towards alternative investments and the factors insurers must consider to invest in this class successfully

What Joe Biden's US election victory means for equity investors

As Joe Biden is confirmed as President-Elect, Gilles Moëc, Group Chief Economist at AXA Investment Managers reflects on how equity investors should respond to the election win

The long-term effects of central bank intervention on emerging market asset values

Randy Brown, Chief Investment Officer at Sun Life Insurance explores what Federal Bank interventions are likely to mean for insurance investors generally and fixed income investors in particular

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
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