Inside Insurance provides a regular round up of the key trends in the insurance market, as observed by the Global Insurance Solutions Strategy & Analytics team.
In this article, 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.
In lower cost, liquid vehicles, alternative risk premia strategies can strengthen a risk-return profile.
An alternative risk premia strategy is itself more diversified than a diversified growth fund or an all-equity portfolio.
Strategies typically used by insurers can help European pension funds build stronger fixed income portfolios.
Our summer 2019 edition looks at UK pension buy and maintain strategies, the globalisation of real estate holdings and the importance of timing when investing in a volatile, late cycle environment.
Pension funds don’t face the many constraints that make buy and maintain strategies so well-suited to insurers, and can make use of these freedoms when designing portfolios to meet the liability-aware investment needs of pension funds.
Michael reviews current market dynamics, walks through four investment strategies that have performed well over multiple cycles as this one enters its latter stages, and shares his thoughts on the Helsinki summit.
Many UK defined benefit (DB) pension funds are well along on their de-risking journey. What lies ahead now is relatively unexplored territory. Here we set out things to consider in building a runoff investment strategy.