Large insurers to increase outsourcing of portfolio management

Third–party managers set to take on alternative or illiquid asset classes and corporate debt


Blackstone debt director joins Tikehau

Debra Anderson joins to boost private debt business


China opens up opportunities for insurance asset management

China Life's outsourcing of a $3.2bn investment mandate and a loosening of strict regulations has kickstarted interest in managing China's insurance assets. Hardeep Dhillon reports


JP Morgan to manage Resolution Life's funds

Will help manage investment strategy and $12bn fixed income portfolio


Mark Versey joins Aviva Investors

Hired as director of client solutions


Morningstar and UBS Delta to offer Solvency II capital calculations

Market risk SCR figures will provide insights on asset allocation


Infrastructure assets retain appeal for insurers

Even if recent pension reforms result in falling demand for annuities in the UK, an increasingly competitive insurance market is likely to sustain the demand for high-yielding assets like infrastructure projects, say Michael Wilkins and Oliver Herbert


Willis adds two to capital markets unit

Quentin Perrot joins in London and Rui Hang in Hong Kong


PRA issues statement on deferred tax assets under SII

Highlights areas requiring particular attention from insurers


Swiss Re names co-founder of BlackRock to board

Susan Wagner becomes non-executive director