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November 23, 2020

HIMCO Leverages Domain Expertise To Target Opportunities In Insurtech | VP Jill Frankle | Q&A

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.
Read by 57% of LPs

September 30, 2020

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.
Read by 57% of LPs September 24, 2020

2020 Top Institutional Investors At Insurance Companies

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.
Read by 56% of LPs

September 18, 2020

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.
Read by 40% of LPs August 25, 2020

Hedge Fund Collects $3B In Bet On Wildfire Insurance Claims

Baupost Group, the hedge fund run by Seth Klarman, received more than $3 billion in July from its bet on insurance claims against PG&E Corp. connected to a series of deadly California wildfires.
Read by 70% of LPs July 16, 2020

China Scraps Equity Investment Restrictions For Insurance Funds

China lifted limits on industries in which the country's insurers can make equity investments and laid plans to allow insurance funds to tap private equity and venture capital investments in pilot programs.
Read by 74% of LPs

June 10, 2020

Re-Imagined Insurance Digitally

Join the panel with innovators and incumbents to gain a global outlook on the impact that COVID-19 had on digital insurance. They will help answer 1) What are some product innovations in the space, 2) How are traditional insurance companies collaborating with startups, and 3) What are the main success factors?
Read by 47% of LPs

February 04, 2020

Allianz Life Insurance Company Focused On 'Expansion Of Alternative Asset Classes' | Todd Hedtke, Chief Investment Officer | Q&A

Todd Hedtke is the chief investment officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, where he leads the investment management of more than $160 billion of insurance assets. In this interview, Todd discussed how Allianz Life has grown their private book in the last decade; the benefits of having a strategic venture and innovation team; and why he believes that complexity is the most rewarding thing about insurance investing.
Read by 34% of LPs January 03, 2020

Digital Disruption In Insurance - Machine Learning & Automation

In this panel, a general partner and founders discussed their competitive edge in disrupting the traditional insurance industry, the opportunities in the international markets they operate in; and their ambition for building next-generation insurtech companies. Speakers include Ugur Samut, Co-Founder & CEO, Medigo; Sam Hodges, Co-Founder & CEO, Vouch; Igor Mascarenhas, Co-Founder & CEO, Pier; Kai Stinchcombe, Co-Founder & CEO, True Link Financial; and Karthik Reddy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blume Ventures.
Read by 58% of LPs December 05, 2019

Three Potential Landmines For Insurtechs Becoming Insurance Companies

As funding in the insurtech vertical continues to surge and the current crop of insurtech companies grows and matures, a common dilemma facing the successful companies is whether to move from being just an insurance producer (i.e., an insurance agency, brokerage or managing general agent), to becoming a fully licensed insurance company.
Read by 53% of LPs