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European Insurance Industry 2022

In Search of Better Returns

Evaluate and Act on Opportunities to Service European Insurers

  • Explore in-depth coverage of fee levels for insurance mandates and fee pressure across the major insurance markets in Europe
  • Examine insurers’ approaches to biodiversity and their demand for ESG mandates, including increasing reporting and servicing needs
  • Access data on European insurers’ preferred asset managers and guidance on how managers can differentiate their value propositions to meet insurers’ needs

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From asset managers to broad coverage of insurers, this report provides a comprehensive overview of Europe’s insurance asset management landscape. It details the products and services that will become necessary to do investment business with Europe’s insurers and the future of asset management outsourcing.

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A Note from the Author

End of an Era for Low Yields and the Risk of Persistent High Inflation

Ross Langbridge

Ross Langbridge

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Ross Langbridge

Ross Langbridge

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Ross is a Research Analyst on the European Institutional Asset Management research team providing quantitative and qualitative research for Cerulli’s European research products.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Ross worked at Platforum, where he served as an Analyst covering multiple sectors of the U.K retail and platform investment markets. He also previously worked as an Research Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence in their digital banking research practices.

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The potential end of the era of low yields and the risk of persistent high inflation mean insurers are re-examining their strategies for allocating to private investment programs. Managers believe rising rates may draw interest away from private debt and equity for as long as the rise in yields, a global trend, continues.

That being said, some insurers are still looking at private investments, given that interest rates are not guaranteed to continually increase as they might in the U.S., due to structural economic differences. Private markets may still be the right avenue to generate yield in the medium and long term.

Many managers are already talking to their insurance clients about the impact of increased fixed-income yields, which could affect the illiquidity premium on some private investments, as well as the likelihood of private investments outperforming inflation in the medium to long term. According to our research, 48% of insurers are looking to increase the number of asset managers they work with on their private asset investment across their general account business.

Learn what your firm can do to identify and assess opportunities in the European insurance investment industry with our report, European Insurance Industry 2022: In Search of Better Returns. Not only do we detail insurance asset addressability, but we also cover the competitive landscape and fees, outsourcing and partnerships, and the growing share of unit-linked insurance that constitutes insurers’ business.

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