Wellington Man… - Fri, 07/28/2023 - 18:42

Loans from Federal Home Loan Banks: An opportunity for US insurers to enhance investment yield and total return

Abigail Clare, Client Service Manager

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Learn why we believe FHLB loans provide compelling potential for insurers to add alpha or increase yield by borrowing at low rates and benefitting from possible favorable treatment by ratings agencies. In addition, explore examples of customized investment solutions that have the potential to capitalize on these advantages.


  • Federal Home Loan Banks lend to insurers at very competitive rates, providing opportunities to add alpha or enhance yield by borrowing at low cost and investing in risk-appropriate markets.
  • Adding to its appeal, FHLB debt may receive favorable treatment as operating leverage by ratings agencies.
  • We provide examples of customized investment solutions that can enable insurers to capitalize on the advantages of FHLB borrowings, and we also note potential risks.

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