Swedish insurer Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company's private equity portfolio posted its highest returns every last year, boosted by its heavy exposure to tech assets and buyout funds.
Today, we are seeing tech integrate with almost every area of the financial world, from payments to insurance to saving and everything in between. Here are the top trends and technologies impacting fintech that we are seeing today and how they will change the industry forever.
Based on a proprietary survey of 50 chief investment officers (CIOs) who oversee nearly $7 trillion in assets under management, the report examines how leading insurance industry CIOs are optimizing their portfolios in today’s low-yield environment and positioning themselves for future success.
More institutional investors in Japan are dialing up the pressure on their portfolio companies to go greener, after the nation's largest life insurer went as far as threatening to off-load investments that are not tackling emissions adequately.
Nationwide is upping its venture capital game, expanding the $100 million program it launched in 2017 by taking it to $350 million. The fund's focus continues to be on startups in insurance and finance that build on the company's strategy and help customers.
U.S. insurers are stepping up sales of annuities and other capital-intensive assets amid a surge in interest from new and established private equity buyers hungry to boost the amount of money they manage.
Jill Frankle is vice president of strategic ventures at Hartford Investment Management Co. (HIMCO). In this interview, Frankle tells us about the latest developments in the insurtech space, and explained how HIMCO's venture portfolio complements its long-term investment strategy during a period of industry-wide disruption in the insurance sector.
How MassMutual Plays the Long-Term Investing Game | Phillip Titolo, Head of Direct Private Investments | Q&A
Phillip Titolo is the head of direct private investments at MassMutual. In late September, Titolo spoke with Trusted Insight about MassMutual's long view on investing, the crucial role of asset-liability management for insurance investors, and how his legal training prepared him for a career in financial and investment analysis.
The modern insurance business is hundreds of years old and developed into an integral part of the global financial system. Insurance companies are traditionally considered among the most conservative institutional investors because their investments support long-term liabilities: policies for life insurers are literally measured in lifetimes. This, however, hasn’t stopped insurance companies from evolving to meet the demands of the contemporary market.
Mutual Of Omaha Is Spearheading Innovation And Diversity Efforts | Juan Prieto, Head of Alternative Investments | Q&A
Juan Prieto is the head of alternative investments at Mutual of Omaha, where he is responsible for leading and managing the portfolio construction, outsourcing, and monitoring of alternative investment mandates. In this interview, he discussed the qualities and attributes he looks at during manager selection; how Mutual of Omaha is investing in disruptors of the insurance ecosystem; and why return on inclusion (ROI) should be a priority for investors alike.