With significant capital balances and tight business line margins, insurers need to ensure that they have access to liquidity, continually maximise return on capital allocations and are able to preserve cash positions. This section offers insight from those charged with excellence in treasury, capital, liquidity, and cash management on the latest trends and market developments.

How Strategic Asset Allocation can improve solvency

Mark Saunders, Director of Risk Solutions, Conning, explains the current uses of Strategic Asset Allocation, why it’s essential, and the future of the tool for insurers.

Investments could provide results boon for smaller insurers

Smaller market players reported worse results than their larger counterparts for Q1 2023 earnings, but saw strong investment income.

US insurers see profitable Q1

Large US insurers returned to profitability in Q1 2023 after recent losses, with an optimistic view of the US economy.

CEO view: How to enhance capital efficiency

Mary O’Connor, CEO, Howden CAP, shares her views on capital efficiency trends for investors at insurance companies – and how key issues can be mitigated.

The role of alternatives in fixed income strategies

Gary Aiken, Chief Investment Officer, Concord Asset management, explains where alternatives fit into fixed income strategies for 2023.

Bank of England warns of higher bankruptcies from Solvency II changes

The UK government’s much lauded policy of loosening capital requirements for insurers could see more bankruptcies, say experts.

US interest rate likely to stay elevated

Jerome Powell, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, spooked markets with indication of keeping interest rates high or increasing them further to battle inflation.

2022 investment results down for German, Swiss re/insurers

Q4 and 2022 investment results out from Allianz, Munich Re, Hannover Re, Swiss Re, and Zurich Insurance Group.

Where are institutional investors deploying their capital in 2023?

Peter Ehret, Director of Internal Credit, Employees’ Retirement System of Texas, examines current fixed income opportunities for investors.
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