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Asset owners are navigating an environment that continues to grow in complexity. While a crowded, competitive marketplace persists, evolving attitudes towards resilience and fragility, as well as growing emphasis on ESG has contributed to an increasingly complex landscape that insurers have to navigate.

This report will address higher level topics and points of contention, as well as discuss current issues and challenges related to private markets, equities, ESG, operational risk, and short-term cash tools. Various opinions and case studies will enable readers to come away with a broader and deeper understanding of the current marketplace, and how asset owners are navigating new opportunities and persisting challenges.

The Insurance Asset Management, Europe 2021 report brings together Investment, Risk and Treasury professionals to discuss crucial issues related to the current economic climate, operational risks, how to navigate the current investment environment and fresh opportunities.

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SECTION 1

MANAGING THE EVOLVING ECONOMIC AND MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1.1 WHITE PAPER: The most impactful Black Swan event in history: effect on the workforce, technology, capital markets, and Brexit

- Tera Allas, Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey & Co.

1.2 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: High liquidity but low opportunity: What are the range of strategy options in a crowded competitive marketplace?

Moderator:

- Sara Benwell, Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

Panellists:

- Ashish Dafria, Chief Investment Officer, Aviva

- Christian Dahmen, Chief Risk Officer, NewRe

- Patrick Saner, Head Macro Strategy, SwissRe

1.3 WHITE PAPER: A macroeconomic outlook at the post-pandemic landscape: what are the long-term implications for the economy, inflation, and monetary policy?

- Prof. Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

SECTION 2

ADAPTING INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT

2.1 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: Improving ESG efficiency – is it more impactful to boycott or collaborate?

Moderator:

- Sara Benwell, Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

Panellists:

- Adam Ruddle, Senior Investment Manager, LV=

- Michael Eakins, Chief Investment Officer, ReAssure

- Andrew Parry, Head of Sustainable Investment, Newton

SECTION 3

INVESTMENT RISK MANAGEMENT

3.1 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: From portfolio monitoring to stress testing: how to integrate new investments, approaches and risks

Moderator:

- Sara Benwell, Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

Panellists:

- Anand Kwatra, Actuary, Phoenix Group

- Chris Watts, Head of Investments, Esure

- Dimitrios Palaiologos, Head of Financial Risk, Convex Insurance

SECTION 4

TREASURY & LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT

4.1 ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: Examining the range of short-term investment cash tools: are money market funds the only viable short-term cash tool option?

- Matthew Dacunha, Treasury Manager, Aspen

- Simon Rich, Group Treasurer, Prudential

- David Epstein, Director of ALM and Treasury, Aviva

- Ankit Shah, Head of Investments and Treasury, QIC Global

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