At first glance, insurers’ investment strategies seem to have become more limited and returns more modest. This does not have to be the case according to Aviva Investors.
Investment returns have become a thorny issue for general insurers of late.
When several major firms announced mark-to-market losses in 2008, the industry declared it was time to go back to basics and focus on underwriting. Yet it was canny investment strategies that allowed insurers and reinsurers to record excellent results as the clouds of the financial crisis began to clear in 2009.
As such, insurance CEO s might feel like they are walking a tightrope—on one hand, they must make the most of their capital but avoid taking too many risks.
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