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About the Insurance Investment Exchange

A new way to share knowledge, insight and understanding in a challenging insurance investment environment.

The challenge:
Today, asset-liability management (ALM) is paramount like never before for insurance companies. The financial crises of recent years coupled with the wide-ranging fiscal and monetary initiatives undertaken by governments have created uncertainty. Meanwhile, sweeping regulatory changes are having an unprecedented impact on the way insurance companies act and behave, uncovering balance sheet volatility across the board. The consequence is an increased board level debate of all risks as insurance companies seek to balance the growing demands of capital against long-term profitability.

The need:
The status quo of a static long-term strategic asset allocation, largely centred around maximising yield, is an increasingly flawed approach and will no longer work going forward. Insurers now need to better understand the implications that the above changes will have on their investment portfolios and how best to exploit opportunities and avoid pitfalls. There is a significant shift underway towards a more dynamic assessment of risk, return and capital. Alongside, various ‘new’ asset classes and instruments are becoming part of the toolkit as markets look to innovate solutions, leading also to a more complex balance sheet for insurers.

The Insurance Investment Exchange:
Intelligent and thoughtful information exchange is the key to navigating this new environment. The Insurance Investment Exchange is a first step towards understanding the new complexities of today and finding the solutions of tomorrow. Our acclaimed events welcome leaders and senior professionals from across the insurance and investment sectors, while our incisive commentary and thought leadership provide food for thought to a global audience. Alongside, our annual awards recognise excellence across insurers, asset managers and advisors in an independent unbiased manner.