Saturday, January 16, 2021

Alternatives

Conning & PRI’s Commitment to ESG Investing for Insurers

Matt Daly, Head of & Corporate and Municipal Teams, and Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) outline the ESG investing issues facing U.S. insurers and...

Insurance Outlook: Finding Attractive Opportunities in Challenging Credit Markets

Insurance companies stand poised to combat the challenges of persistently low interest rates, tight investment grade credit spreads, and economic uncertainty by taking advantage...

The Case for a Permanent Allocation to an Equity Stabilization Strategy

Institutional investors face a balancing act between two equally important needs: achieving robust long-term returns while avoiding the painful consequences of near-term drawdowns. Traditional asset...

The 4th LP: Investing Between The Silos

By any metric, it has been a great run in buyout PE over the past 20 years. Strong performance relative to public markets over...

Exploring Alternative Credit for Insurance Companies

Investment opportunities in alternative credit are expanding. At the same time, private market allocations for insurance companies are growing as a way to enhance...

Core, What Is It Good For? Definitely Something!

In a low yield, late-cycle environment, core alternative asset classes can provide insurance portfolios with stable income and low total return volatility. Many insurers invest...

PutWrite: A Potentially Risk-Reducing Strategic Allocation For Non-Life Insurers

In early 2016 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016 – 01 (ASU 2016 – 01), changing how financial institutions...

An Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia

Alternatives investors have always been focused on the possibility of achieving a measure of downside protection, accessing differentiated exposures and identifying truly uncorrelated, complementary...

Alts Transparency: Finding The Right Balance

Despite the dominance of transparency as a discussion topic over the last decade, market practices in alternative investing haven’t changed as much as you...