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.
The key political, macro and credit risks that insurers may want to address in 2019.
Seeking income in a low rate environment has seen investors search for yield in riskier assets. While the risk associated with higher yielding investments can���t be eliminated, we look at three ways in which that risk can be reduced.
Our core fixed income strategies seek to maximize total return by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of high quality investment grade securities.
What investors should consider
Potential investment implications of IFRS 9 on bond and equity investment strategies like hedge accounting and derivatives.
Bond yields remain at or near historic lows around the world, leading to a substantial increase in the value of pension plan liabilities.
In lower cost, liquid vehicles, alternative risk premia strategies can strengthen a risk-return profile.