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Managers of insurance assets
truePensions & Investments takes a look at the largest managers of non-affiliated insurance assets.
Companies move outside the box
trueAsia-based insurance companies are reviewing their asset management ambitions amid a hunt for yield that's found them outsourcing an ever-growing chunk of their assets to external money managers.
Alternatives get a warm welcome from insurers
trueInsurance companies are more open now to alternative investments as a way of getting higher returns than their low-performing fixed-income portfolios, while staying within the risk limits set by the U.S. insurance regulator. This is great news for alternative investment managers trying to get a ...
Assets outsourced to managers jump 54% in 4 years
trueInsurance companies outsourced almost $2.8 trillion to the 50 largest money management firms managing non-affiliated insurance assets, a 54% increase from four years earlier, Pensions & Investments data show. More specifically, the top 10 firms managed $1.08 trillion in outsourced, non-affiliated ...
AXA's head of U.K. institutional resigns
trueMadeline Forrester, head of U.K. institutional at AXA Investment Managers, has resigned from the firm for a new opportunity, a company statement said.
Insurance subsidiaries spreading their wings
trueMore money managers that started life as insurance-company investment units are making a concerted effort to grow their in-house capabilities to increase the ratio of third-party assets.
Global insurer outsourcing to grow with EU rule
trueSolvency II is reaching far beyond its European Union origin, placing capital constraints on insurance asset allocation globally just as the low-yielding environment is pushing the boundaries of portfolio diversification.
Philips does pension buy-in with Prudential for U.K. plan
truePhilips Pension Fund, Guildford, England, entered into a £300 million ($509.4 million) pension buy-in with Prudential U.K., its second buy-in in the past year.
DeAWM selects head of U.K., global head of insurance and pension solutions
trueRandy Brown was named managing director and head of the U.K. and global head of insurance and pension solutions at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.
HSBC Life sells pension business to Swiss Re subsidiary
trueHSBC Life (U.K.) agreed to sell its U.K. pension business to Admin Re, a subsidiary of Swiss Re.
Sun Life Investment Management picks Qatar Foundation CIO as president
trueCarl Bang was named president of Sun Life Investment Management, a new third-party money management business targeting Canadian defined benefit pension funds and other institutional investors.
Prudential Fixed Income appoints structured products managing director
trueJohn Vibert was named managing director, structured products, at Prudential Fixed Income.
Executives split over possible pension risk transfer crunch
trueA growing number of large pension risk transfer deals in the U.K. and U.S., coupled with an anticipated influx of deals across both markets, have left industry executives split over the potential for a capacity crunch.
Pensions rule changes to increase market capacity
trueWhile executives working in the risk transfer market argue over whether a capacity crunch is approaching, they agree on one thing: Recent changes to the U.K. pensions market could encourage new players to the bulk annuity market.
LGIM assets climb 3% in quarter, 5% for year
trueLegal & General Investment Management's assets under management increased 3% to £463 billion ($776.5 billion) for the three months ended March 31, and 5% from a year ago, boosted in particular by growth in international assets.