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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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REAL ESTATE DEBT – AN OVERLOOKED ASSET

Real estate debt – an overlooked asset?

Posted March 13, 2018 Category:

The real estate debt market has changed dramatically since the global financial crisis of 2007-08 and it is now an asset that should be firmly on insurers’ investment radar screens. This was the theme of the of the Insurance Investment Exchange roundtable on 22nd March 2018, held in conjunction with M&G Investments.

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