In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and with the backdrop of continued low Treasury rates, insurance companies search for yield in high-quality private illiquid assets. Asset classes such as private ABS, residential whole loans, global infrastructure debt, and real estate debt provide added diversification, spread premiums, and enhanced covenants. While liability cash flow profiles are a key consideration in the determination of the target allocation to private assets, many insurance companies are finding room to comfortably increase the target.
Ilena Remshifski, Director, Global Business Development Group, Barings
Ann Bryant, Head of Insurance Solutions, Barings
Eric Lloyd, Global Head of Private Assets, Barings
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