Summary of Rethinking Risk in a More Uncertain World

Global Insurers’ Investment Strategies


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Rethinking Risk in a More Uncertain World summary
Insurers seeking higher yields face conflicting global monetary policies and market imbalances that present challenges and opportunities.


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Market distortions and uneven macroeconomic conditions across the globe have roiled capital markets, creating a difficult environment in which insurers strive to achieve decent returns. Central bank policies of quantitative easing have brought yields to historic lows, starving investors of income and forcing them into less-traditional and higher risk asset classes. This survey of insurance professionals from the Economist Intelligence Unit offers a richly detailed and timely review of the challenges and opportunities facing the insurance industry. getAbstract recommends this succinct yet thorough study to insurers and financial services professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What forces are distorting the global investment landscape,
  • Why insurers are starving for yield opportunities and
  • How some insurers are diversifying in an environment of conflicting market conditions.


Global insurers worry about the fickle state of financial markets. Looser monetary policies have helped boost economic growth in the near term but at the same time have created imbalances. Quantitative easing has reduced fixed income yields – and even spawned negative yields – making quality investments...
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