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Ramius, Conning partner on custom hedge fund replication
Conning and Ramius Alternative Solutions have entered into a strategic alliance to develop customized alternative investment strategies for insurance companies.
MassMutual's Sarsynski started young, worked her way up
Elaine Sarsynski's career path from the family farm to Wall Street helped her learn what she needed to take the reins at MassMutual's retirement services unit.
GSAM: Insurance CIOs' investment optimism growing, as is rate-rise concern
Insurance companies are seeing more investment opportunities this year but are becoming increasingly more concerned about rising interest rates, according to this year's Goldman Sachs Asset Management Insurance Survey.
ING U.S. to become Voya Financial after IPO
ING U.S. will be changing its name to Voya Financial, as the U.S. financial and retirement services firm prepares to be spun off as an independent company by its Dutch parent ING Group NV, confirmed Emily Dawe, a spokeswoman for ING U.S.
Z-Ben: Chinese insurers poised to become significant global investors
Fast-growing Chinese insurance companies are poised to become a substantial business opportunity for foreign asset management firms in the coming year or two.
Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp adds to real estate investments
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation committed $50 million to Latitude Management Real Estate Capital III for its $22 billion State Insurance Fund.
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Comp puts $50 million with KTR Capital
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Columbus, committed $50 million to KTR Industrial Fund III for its $22 billion State Insurance Fund.
Legal & General Investment Management chooses global solutions chief
Aaron Meder was named global head of solutionsat Legal & General Investment Management, spokesman Richard King said.
Survey shows 38% of insurers to expand use of external managers
Thirty-eight percent of insurance companies plan to increase their reliance on external money managers over the next two years, signaling modest growth in insurance outsourcing through 2015, according to a survey by David Holmes, founder of the Insurance Asset Outsourcing Exchange.
Early estimates could rank Hurricane Sandy among top-five costliest in U.S. history - Chart of The Day - Pensions & Investments
Eqecat Inc. - a catastrophe modeling and risk consulting firm - said on its website that as of Oct. 29 it has issued estimates of between $5 billion and $10 billion of insured losses from Hurricane Sandy. If insured losses come in on the high end of their estimate, that would make Hurricane Sandy
MetLife goes with what it knows for new institutional business
MetLife Inc.'s return to the institutional money management business through its experience in real estate, mortgages and private placement are areas that consultants and MetLife's Steven Goulart, executive vice president and chief investment officer, agree are seeing increased investor interest.
MatlinPatterson sells stake to insurer Allied World
Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings A.G. announced Tuesday that it will take a minority stake in hedge fund manager MatlinPatterson and invest $500 million through the New York-based firm.
MetLife to open money management business targeting institutional investors
MetLife is launching a third-party money management business, MetLife Investment Management, which will target public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies.
New discount rate structure set for Dutch pension plans
The Dutch central bank this week published a new discount rate for pension funds to calculate future liabilities that's aimed at reducing funding level volatility.
Insured Retirement Institute names new chairman, officers
Larry Roth, Advisor Group president and CEO, was named chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute's board of directors.