Investment heads at insurance firms such as AIG and Pool Re discuss the benefits of outsourcing portfolios and what they look for from asset managers.
According to Broadridge, general account assets outsourced by Asian insurers are set to continue growing at a double-digit pace, potentially fuelling passive mandates.
Even insurance CIOs in Europe – widely viewed as the leading region for responsible investment – publicly and privately cite various obstacles to implementing ESG policies.
It is one of several new rules outlined in a consultation paper that expands the scope of these products to high-net-worth individuals and could increase competition among private funds.
Nicholas Gartside reveals what he has learnt from his recent switch to insurance from asset management, and says he's been inundated with pitches for illiquid investment strategies.
Faced with drastic regulatory changes, Hong Kong insurers that want to improve their solvency ratios should optimise their portfolios and review asset allocations, say experts.