News and Videos about Insurers from Pensions & Investments
U.K. institutional market by client type
trueAccording to the Investment Management Association's latest survey, pension fund clients accounted for 51.2% of the United Kingdom's £2.6 trillion institutional market as of Dec. 31. Corporate pensions plans represented 41.6% of the total, followed by local and government pension schemes (7.1%) and ...
FSOC considers designating MetLife as systemically important
trueMetLife Inc. should be designated a systemically important financial institution, members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council voted Thursday in a closed meeting.
FHFA plans to kick REITs out of home-loan banks
trueThe overseer of the Federal Home Loan Banks is planning changes to membership rules that would keep investment firms and lenders lacking customer deposits out of the U.S. government-chartered system.
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 ...
Insurer 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.