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UK institutional investors set to boost exposure to credit

Institutional investors are set to increase their exposure to credit as the sector becomes more attractive with most believing they are currently underexposed, a new report from Downing LLP has found

Gap between asset managers' climate targets and action remains 'painfully wide'

The gap between asset managers’ climate assertions and evidence of action remains “painfully wide”, according to analysis from Redington

Superior Pension Fund agrees £10m bulk annuity deal with Just

The Superior Pension Fund has completed a £10m bulk annuity deal with Just Group, insuring the pension liabilities for 78 members

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Achmea updates Climate Transition Plan

Achmea has published an update to its Climate Transition Plan, setting interim targets to reduce CO2 emissions associated with its insurance policies

River and Mercantile rebrands to River Global

River and Mercantile has rebranded to River Global

Sustainability disclosure and labelling regime confirmed by FCA

The FCA has confirmed a substantial package of measures to improve the trust and transparency of sustainable investment products and minimise greenwashing

Insurance Asset Management Awards 2023 – winners announced

The winners of the Insurance Asset Management Awards 2023 were announced last night at a gala ceremony in London

NZAOA sets direction for members on policy engagement and transition planning

The UN-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance has made strides on two crucial elements for working on net-zero commitments – creating a transition plan and aligning lobbying and advocacy

Hyde Housing pension scheme agrees £60m buy-in with Just Group

The trustees of the Hyde House Association Limited Pension and Assurance Scheme have completed a £60m buy-in with Just Group, covering all of the scheme's remaining uninsured liabilities

Haag-Streit UK pension scheme secures £18m full buy-in with Aviva

Haag-Streit UK’s legacy defined benefit (DB) pension scheme has secured an £18m full-scheme buy-in with Aviva

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Sustainability stays strong in emerging debt markets

In an otherwise ugly environment for bond issuers and investors, the future for emerging market debt looks unquestionably green

Time for insurers to embrace the ESG opportunity

Sustainability is rapidly becoming a core focus in investment strategies and access to reliable data is key to putting money to work with the right fund managers

Bond investors need to understand the volatility cycle

Fixed income markets have become increasingly volatile, a trend that looks set to continue. Investors need to adapt themselves

Strategic Credit: a nimble approach for an uncertain world

What are the advantages of active credit allocation in portfolios now that government bonds no longer serve their traditional purpose?

Navigating credit markets
Adam Cadle speaks to Jon Mawby, Head of Investment Grade Credit at Pictet Asset Management, about navigating the credit markets given yields have fallen to low levels over the past decades, whilst interest rate duration risk has continued to rise.
A Different Approach to Direct Lending
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC Asset Management’s head of direct lending UK & Europe, Tom Green, and head of insurance business, Deepak Seeburrun, about the firm’s direct lending proposition.
Opportunities in alternative fixed income
Adam Cadle speaks to Frank Meijer, Head of Alternative Fixed Income at Aegon Asset Management, about the key opportunities within the alternative fixed income space and how insurers can access these.
Why are government bonds so important when thinking about climate change?
Adam Cadle speaks to Dr Laura Ryan, Head of Research, Ardea Investment Management, about the importance of government bonds and climate change, and how the scope of impact and potential for change couldn't be greater

Impact Investing roundtable

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How can we rethink insurance investment to solve the complexity challenge?
The model of insurance investing has been upended since the financial crisis by a confluence of challenges. New assets, strategies and partnerships have the potential to help insurers cut through this complexity and deliver sustainable solutions
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New Rules, New opportunities: A return to European ABS for insurers?
At the height of the global financial crisis, insurance company investors withdrew from the securitised debt market and sold down their asset-backed securities (ABS) holdings. But a decade on, new regulation offers the potential for securitised debt to re-emerge as an attractive investment opportunity for Solvency II-regulated insurers, believes James King, Fund Manager at M&G Investments

Absolute Return Fixed Income roundtable

Portfolio optimisation in today’s challenging market environment
Adam Cadle speaks to Dr Laura Ryan, Head of Research at Ardea Investment Management, about the firm’s insurance asset allocation optimisation tool and the reasons for developing it
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