In this paper, we (1) discuss the key considerations for insurers when allocating to alternatives and (2) make the case for core alternatives strategies, which can provide stable income and low total return volatility.
The performance of the US dollar significantly diverged from relative rate spreads
The performance of the US dollar significantly diverged from relative rate spreads.
What will higher interest rates mean for real estate? In the short term, the impact on real estate capitalization rates is likely to be minimal. It’s important to separate the impact of higher interest rates into short- and long-term effects.
In this paper, we assess the potential risks associated with such a strategy by stressing capital requirements using spread-implied ratings.
This paper examines the U.S. commercial mortgage loan (CML) market and U.S. insurers’ investments in CMLs.
Implications for insurance capital requirements
This bulletin, written by Dr. David Kelly, addresses the impact that deflationary fears have had on the Fed's decision to postpone rate hikes.
Reaching for yield, which we define as buying bonds with wider spreads after controlling for sector and rating impacts, is a topic that frequently arises in the life insurance industry.