European and Bermuda insurance investment report launched by Insurance Risk Data

Published in: Risk management, Investment risk - strategy, Asset management, UK, Rest of Europe

Companies: Field Gibson Media

Insurance Risk Data, the data arm of InsuranceERM, has launched a new research report analysing the 2020 investment performance of over 200 insurers across Europe, including Switzerland and Bermuda.

The Europe and Bermuda Insurance Investment Performance Report - 2020/2021 examines how, where and why insurers in Europe and Bermuda made and lost money on their general account investments in a turbulent 2020.

It also explains where insurers plan to invest their general accounts in 2021.

Packed with insight across 173 pages and 150 charts, the research is an invaluable compendium for CIOs and insurers’ senior risk managers to benchmark their investment performance.

It also gives essential market intelligence to service providers to understand what is driving insurers’ investment returns and where CIOs want better outcomes, protection strategies and access to new asset classes.

The research includes data for both the performance of individual underwriters – including all Lloyd’s syndicates - and the allocation patterns of types of underwriters, such as reinsurers, and firms in Bermuda including total-return insurers.

The report reveals:

  • How investment yields changed for major insurance groups in 2020
  • Which Lloyd’s syndicate CIO performed the best in 2020 and 2019
  • Which major life insurers suffered a narrowing of their investment margins in 2020
  • Whether investment returns really are falling for Bermudian total-return insurers
  • How the general accounts of reinsurers focused on non-life risks differ to those focused on life risks

The Europe and Bermuda Insurance Investment Performance Report - 2020/2021 provides the results of more than 1,000 specific investment stress tests European insurers conducted on their Solvency II ratios.

There is also a section dedicated to fund-based investing, showing what types of fund structures Europe’s insurers use for a range of asset classes, and a chapter analysing how general accounts stood in Q3 2020.

For further detail and a free sample of the report, contact [email protected]

David Walker