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The Insurance Asset Management, Europe 2022 report follows the annual Insurance Investor Live | Europe 2021 summit which brought together insurance investors, investment risk leaders and capital management professionals, alongside recognised industry leaders in-person, in a focussed learning and networking environment. This report explores high level issues such as inflation and market recovery, as well as strategic asset allocation, risk management, and ESG and sustainable investing.

Download your free copy to explore the emerging opportunities and pressing threats facing those charged with securing optimal outcomes for their respective insurance groups. Created with the input of insurers and asset managers, this annual report covers trending topics at a high level as well as drilling down into the niche opportunities and risks faced by asset owners.

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SECTION 1

NAVIGATING MARKET VOLATILITY AND RECOVERY

1.1 PANEL DEBATE: Recovering from a distorted market – Has the dust settled and what does normal investing look like?

Moderator: Sara Benwell, Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

  • Nenna Gilmour-Platt, Senior Investment Manager, Just Group
  • Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG

1.2 WHITEPAPER: Are we on the precipice of an inflation event? What strategies can asset owners use to avoid inflation risk and take advantage of opportunities?

Tera Allas, Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey

SECTION 2

OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIC ASSET ALLOCATION

2.1 PANEL DEBATE: Not all assets are created equal: How has Covid-19 exposed the importance of portfolio diversification?

  • Massimo di Tria, Group Chief Investment Officer, Cattolica Assicurazioni S.p.A
  • Douglas Nicol, Head of Shareholder Assets, Scottish Widows
  • Erik Vynckier, Non-Executive Director, Foresters Friendly Society
  • Jeff Stroll, Chief Investment Officer, Post Advisory Group

2.2 WHITEPAPER Strategic Asset Allocation In A Net-Zero World

Sarah Peasey, Director of European ESG Investing, Neuberger Berman

SECTION 3

RISK MANAGEMENT DURING COVID

3.1 EXPERT DEBATE: Updating the risk matrix: Has the pandemic changed your approach to scenario analysis and what constitutes as plausible but improbable events?

Moderator: Sara Benwell, Editor, Insurance-Investor.com

  • Jess Brown, Senior Risk Manager, New Re
  • Hasan Ahmed, Investment Risk Analyst, Legal & General Capital

3.2 WHITEPAPER: Surviving Covid: ALM lessons learnt and application going forwards

Bob Tyley, Group ALM Senior Manager, Legal & General Insurance

SECTION 4

ESG AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

4.1 WHITEPAPER: Has the role of managing insurance capital significantly shifted for society examining co-investment case studies and opportunities between insurers and third-parties

Michael Eakins, Chief Investment Officer, Phoenix Group

4.2 WHITEPAPER: Sustainable Transitions

Royal London Asset Management

4.3 WHITEPAPER: Preparing for increasing regulatory focus to climate risk analysis

Nick Dexter, Vice Chair of the IAA Insurance Regulation Committee and a member of the IAA’s Climate Risk Task Force and Senior Advisor, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Nenna Gilmour-Platt

Senior Investment Manager, Just Group

Christian Wegener

Global Head of Investment Solutions, HSBC

Kay Swinburne

Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG

Alex Wharton

Head of Insurance Relationships, Aviva Investors

Massimo di Tria

Group Chief Investment Officer, Cattolica Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Douglas Nicol

Head of Shareholder Assets, Scottish Widows

Erik Vynckier

Non-Executive Director, Foresters Friendly Society

Jeff Stroll

Chief Investment Officer, Post Advisory Group

Sarah Peasey

Director of European ESG Investing, Neuberger Berman

Jess Brown

Senior Risk Manager, New Re

Hasan Ahmed

Investment Risk Analyst, Legal & General Capital

Bob Tyley

Group ALM Senior Manager, Legal & General Insurance

Michael Eakins

Chief Investment Officer, Phoenix Group

Nick Dexter

Vice Chair of the IAA Insurance Regulation Committee and a member of the IAA’s Climate Risk Task Force and Senior Advisor, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England

Tera Allas

Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey

Royal London Asset Management is one of the UK’s leading investment companies. RLAM has built a strong reputation as an innovative manager, investing across all major asset classes and delivering consistent long term outperformance. RLAM manages over £123 billion of assets (at 31/3/19), split between equities, fixed interest, multi asset investing, property and cash, with a market leading capability in Sustainable Investing. Products include funds and segregated accounts investing in government bonds, investment grade, high yield and unrated credit, equity income and equity growth across global developed markets, as well as UK property and cash and short-term money market instruments.

Partnering with insurance investors is a key strength of Principal Global Investors. From our own insurance heritage with five decades of insurance investment experience managing the general account for Principal Life, a corporate affiliate of Principal Global Investors, we have grown into a global investment manager with more than $577 billion in total AUM. Today, we manage over $14 billion on behalf of 48 third-party insurance company clients.


Founded in 1992, Post Advisory Group is part of the Principal Global Investors family of independent asset managers and specialises in global high yield and senior loans. They currently manage over $17 billion of assets on behalf of institutional investors around the world.

Neuberger Berman was founded in 1939 to do one thing: deliver compelling investment results for our clients over the long term. This remains our singular purpose today, driven by a culture rooted in deep fundamental research, the pursuit of investment insight and continuous innovation on behalf of clients, and facilitated by the free exchange of ideas across the organization.

As a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, Neuberger Berman is structurally aligned with the long-term interests of our clients. We have no external parent or public shareholders to serve, nor other lines of business to distract us from our core mission. And with our employees and their families invested alongside our clients—plus 100% of employee deferred cash compensation directly linked to team and firm strategies—we are truly in this together.

From offices in 36 cities worldwide, Neuberger Berman manages a range of equity, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund strategies on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors worldwide. With more than 600 investment professionals and more than 2,400 employees in total, Neuberger Berman has built a diverse team of individuals united in their commitment to client outcomes and investment excellence. Our culture has afforded us enviable retention rates among our senior investment staff and has earned us citations in the top-ranked firms (among those with 1,000 or more employees) in the Pensions & Investments “Best Places to Work in Money Management” survey each year since 2013. Neuberger Berman manages $437 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2021.

Alliance Bernstein manages $742 billion* in assets globally for a diverse group of clients—from individual investors to the world’s largest institutions. For more than four decades, we’ve partnered with sophisticated insurance clients, offering diverse investment expertise and a focus on insurers’ needs. Today, we manage nearly $200 billion in insurance assets across fixed income, alternatives and equities. With our dedicated team of insurance investment experts, regional insurance strategists and relationship advisors, AB provides 360-degree coverage…and the focus needed to deliver what matters most to insurers.