Insurer investment management insights #1

Discussing the crucial topics for insurers
Discussing the crucial topics for insurers

In our first issue of Insurer Investment Management Insights, our experts offer their insights on the crucial topics which are likely to impact insurance companies.

At a time when interest rates have fallen to historic lows, volatility within equity markets has risen, and geopolitical risks continue to be the catalyst for global market sentiment, the future challenges facing traditional insurance portfolio investors will likely increase. We believe insurers must adapt their investment strategy in the face of tougher regulatory changes, that will impact their earning and solvency.

From a regulatory perspective, sustainability and climate risks are also on the agenda of the Solvency II review. Further challenges may arise as the European Commission evaluates the transparency of costs for retail products.

In this paper, our experts consider these issues and offer their insights on these crucial topics which are likely to impact insurance companies.

  1. Kristina Hooper, Chief Global Market Strategist, discusses current macro-economic trends and their impact on insurers’ investment plans
  2. Elizabeth Gillam, Head of EU Government Relations and Public Policy, explains the impact of regulatory changes to insurers’ asset allocations
  3. Alexandre Mincier and Charles Moussier, Global and EMEA Head of Insurance Investment Solutions, focus on how clients can optimise their insurance balance sheet within this framework

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  • Where individuals or the business have expressed opinions, they are based on current market conditions, they may differ from those of other investment professionals and are subject to change without notice. This webpage is marketing material and is not intended as a recommendation to invest in any particular asset class, security or strategy. Regulatory requirements that require impartiality of investment/ investment strategy recommendations are therefore not applicable nor are any prohibitions to trade before publication. The information provided is for illustrative purposes only, it should not be relied upon as recommendations to buy or sell securities.