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Best Insurance Asset Management Paper 2016

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WINNER: BlackRock

In the Eye of the Storm: Global Insurers' Investment Strategies
This 31-page paper provides findings from BlackRock's recent survey of global insurers. It focuses on four main areas of inquiry: Risk, Asset Allocation, Private Markets and Regulation. More than a few paradoxes are contained within the survey, demonstrating the complex mix of challenges facing the industry.


Uncharted Territory: How Life Insurance Companies Can Navigate the Era of Negative Interest Rates by PineBridge Investments
While insurers face considerable challenges in a negative rate environment, there are potential solutions. Learning from industry experience in Asia markets such as Taiwan, Japan and Korea, with prolonged low interest rates, may help insurers formulate appropriate investment strategies in their markets.

Solvency II - In the Brave New World by Grant Thornton
This 27-page paper by Grant Thornton examines the state of Europe's insurance industry now that Solvency II is finally in force. The authors seek to find out more about attitudes to Solvency II and the progress insurers have made on various elements of the new regulatory regime.

Solvency II and Absolute Return Investing by Standard Life Investments
In this paper, the authors examine the implications the Solvency II "look-through" principle has for calculating solvency capital needs. The principle assesses the individual investments held in a fund and their true risk characteristics. The authors highlight how it may change the way various asset classes are viewed by insurers, among other issues.

Global Insurance Market Opportunities: Insurance Risk Study by Aon Hewitt
This edition of Aon Hewitt's global insurance market study reports on the current risk environment, in addition to the ability and willingness of insurers and capital providers to address the risks faced today. The authors pay close attention to the increasingly important role of data in bridging the risk/capital gap to create successful insurance market solutions. They explore the forces of disruption and innovation that are now re-shaping the industry. 

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