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

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How treasurers can navigate the regulatory maze
  • Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019

Nick Kurzel, Head of Treasury at Aspect Capital explores the biggest trends impacting treasury and cash management.

How to optimise liquidity and diversify asset allocation to drive returns
  • Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Insurance Investor speaks to Ed Palmer, EMEA Chief Investment Officer at Metlife about the promises and pitfalls of illiquid assets.

How changes to the Solvency II framework could mean it's better aligned
  • Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Dr Olaf Sleijpen from De Nederlandsche Bank explores how policy makers can improve the current Solvency II regulatory framework.

The difficulty with hedging against interest rate rises
  • Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

As monetary policies return to normal, insurance companies must plan for higher interest rates.

How to reconcile illiquid assets and cash management
  • Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Mikael Huldt, Head of Alternative Investments, AFA Forsakring AB, explores whether illiquid investment strategies can provide a reasonable set of cash flows for investors.

How insurance asset management is responding to consolidation and competition
  • Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé explores how the insurance asset management industry is responding to macro conditions.

What historically high cash reserves mean for insurers
  • Monday, Sep 16, 2019

Nicholas Gartside, Chief Investment Officer for Munich Re, discusses how insurers are managing and utilising excess capital.

Why political uncertainty means that investors are having to prepare for the worst
  • Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Fabrice Montagne, Chief UK and Senior European Economist, Barclays, discusses the biggest political risks facing insurers.

Why insurers are turning to alternative assets in a hunt for yield
  • Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Ruth Farrugia, Head of EMEA Portfolio Management, MetLife explains why a low yield environment has seen a growing interest in alternatives.

Should CIOs think differently about illiquid investing?
  • Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Three Chief Investment Officers examine how rising rates might impact liquidity constraints.

How insurers can use alternatives to generate yield in a low rate environment
  • Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

David Rule, Executive Director for Insurance Supervision at the Bank of England explores the role alternative investments can play.