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Fitch Sees U.S. P/C Insurers Reducing Investments in Hedge Funds

U.S. property/casualty insurers’ investment position in other alternative investments as reported is concentrated within a few large insurers and is relatively stable as a percentage of invested assets for the last several years. Also, the attraction to alternative investments, including …

Global Insurers Plan to Increase Risk in Portfolios: Goldman Sachs Survey

Global insurance firms are embracing risk in their portfolios this year, as they plan to increase allocations to alternative investments such as private equity and infrastructure debt, according to the third annual survey by Goldman Sachs Asset Management released on …

Sompo Japan, Nipponkoa Looking for Growth beyond Traditional Assets

Sompo Japan Insurance and Nipponkoa Insurance are already acting as one entity ahead of their merger in September. They’ve announced plans to invest “tens of billions of yen” in new areas such as energy, environment and infrastructure, mainly through private …