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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Changes to Indonesia’s insurance sector could see mass consolidation
  • Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024

New report says consolidation likely under equity rule change that will come into effect in 2026, which could alter investment landscape.

Labour ditches £28 billion green investment pledge
  • Friday, Feb 09, 2024

Environmental campaigners angry after downgrade in level of green investment by opposition party that could threaten UK infrastructure opportunities. What will it mean for institutional investors?

Q4 2023 and full year 2023 results round-up
  • Thursday, Feb 08, 2024

A far healthier 2023 showcased in this week’s round of US and Bermudian results for both Q4 2023 and full year.

What risk factors should you be watching for in balance sheets and ALM?
  • Wednesday, Feb 07, 2024

Angel Kansagra, Head of ALM, Lloyd’s, discusses the outlook for risk factors in 2024 after two years of increased volatility.

Bank of England: Too soon to take foot off interest rates
  • Friday, Feb 02, 2024

The Bank of England has not moved the interest rate in its latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting despite some improvements to the inflation outlook.

Brazil approves insurance-linked securities
  • Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024

Hopes to update insurance rules including introduction of insurance-linked securities will kickstart economic growth approved and will take effect from March.

IAIS: Climate Risk and Capital Standards focus for 2024
  • Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

International membership group specifies its hopes for Insurance Capital Standard to better the industry.

Strong Q4 investment returns for some insurers shows changing market dynamic
  • Friday, Jan 26, 2024

For many but not all US insurers, underwriting income bounced back in 2023, accompanied by strong investment returns.

Travelers makes net investment loss in 2023
  • Friday, Jan 19, 2024

Major US P&C insurer said overall it had a record year for net income but saw more mixed numbers with its investments.

Where should investors be looking for liquidity in 2024?
  • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

Steve Matthews, Fund Manager, Liquidity, Canada Life, and David Epstein, Group ALM & Treasury Director, Aviva, share their views on understanding liquidity in today’s market.

Will we see interest rate cuts in Q1?
  • Tuesday, Jan 09, 2024

If, when, and where the markets could see interest rate cuts in 2024 has dominated the last few months of industry chatter – but what are the figures looking like?