European Insurance Industry 2020: Meeting Insurers’ Evolving Needs

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This annual report provides a detailed analysis of how European insurers use third-party asset managers to navigate growing investment, operational, and regulatory challenges. It provides detailed insight into the key market trends via three thematic report chapters, which are supplemented by dedicated country-specific chapters that focus on the six major European insurance markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

The report includes an unparalleled breadth and variety of data. It details historical assets under management (AUM) and asset allocations, forecasted growth of AUM, and precise estimates of insurance assets addressable to external asset managers. The research covers the following key themes: the changes to asset allocations and outsourcing rates for fixed-income and illiquid strategies; the growth of strategic partnerships; fee pressure and discounting across different markets and asset classes; the growing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and climate-related risks; opportunities presented by consolidators of closed-book insurance portfolios; the growth of the unit-linked market, and trends in fund selection for unit-linked platforms.

Reasons To Purchase:
  • Understand the nuances of how outsourcing opportunity varies across asset class, insurer size, and location
  • Review the changes that insurers anticipate to outsourcing fixed-income and alternative asset classes in next 12-24 months
  • Analyze the precise variation of fees across markets and asset classes, and gain insight into how managers are expanding their offerings to relieve further downward fee pressure
  • Learn how the strategic partnership demands of insurers differ in relation to their size, location, and business type
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