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Thought Leadership: The Future of Fixed Income

Posted November 9, 2018 Category:

Leading fund managers are continuing to explore how Artificial Intelligence, the powerful off spring of the Big Data revolution, might transform the staid world of fixed income, especially in the institutional sphere. Fixed income investing hasn’t kept up with the rapid pace of technological advances in the rest of the financial industry. That is about […]

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Beware of false Brexit dawns

Posted November 7, 2018 Category:

David Worsfold “Equivalence”. The cheers echoed around the streets of the City of London, as newspapers carried a succession of optimistic reports from the Brexit frontline. November brought promises of a breakthrough deal to enable UK financial services firms to keep trading in the European Union after Brexit, raising spirits and the pound sterling. Now […]

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New Paper Reimagines Fixed Income Analysis

Posted November 2, 2018 Category:

Fixed income is the heartland of insurer and pension fund investment strategies. Analysing trends, and predicting where interest rates and bond yields might be heading have been core competencies for generations. A new research paper from Aviva Investors now challenges investors to ask whether they are ready for the shift from price rich to data-rich […]

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Aviva Alternative Income Study shines new light on insurer attitudes to alternative assets

Posted October 8, 2018 Category:

There has been plenty of talk about how insurers have been embracing alternative income strategies. Now, we have some insightful analysis to put against all the debate and understand more clinically what the expectations are for the future of alternative asset strategies. Aviva Investors recently commissioned an in-depth qualitative survey of over 250 top insurer […]

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Insurers look to new horizons

Posted September 27, 2018 Category:

The search for new asset classes has gathered momentum across the insurance industry, as the feeling strengthens that the investment paradigm – static for so long – is now shifting. It has been stuck for a decade in a world of quantitative easing, once unthinkably low interest rates and crushingly low yields on the fixed […]

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CIOs look to alternative strategies as cycle enters late phase

Posted September 27, 2018 Category:

One of the biggest changes in sentiment among insurance company CIOs over the last two years has been the steady growth in interest in illiquid assets. These have moved centre stage this year, dramatically so for those attending the third Insurance Investment Exchange seminar of 2018 , held last week in the reassuring splendour of […]

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March 2018 seminar voting results and analysis

March 2018 Seminar Voting Analysis

Posted March 15, 2018 Category:

A popular feature of all Insurance Investment Exchange seminars is the opportunity to capture the views participants through interactive voting and the results revealed that the anticipation of a change in central bank policies is widely anticipated.

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