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Insurers warm to private equity as yields edge lower

Private equity is expected to deliver the highest returns in the next 12 months by 43% of respondents, the highest of any asset class, according to GSAM research.

Barings, AllianceBernstein look to reach HNWIs

The two asset management behemoths plan to tap an additional investor outlet.

Carlyle plants flag in insurance market

The firm is acquiring a 19.9% stake in DSA Reinsurance from AIG in a deal that includes $6bn earmarked for Carlyle funds.

KKR: Insurers embrace ‘new world order’ for asset allocation

Insurers have nearly doubled their allocation to private equity since 2014 as part of an effort to combat a challenging investment environment.

Insurers’ attitude to private equity in three charts

Global firms want to increase their allocations to private equity more than any other asset class.

AIG seeks buyers for $2.3bn private markets portfolio

The US insurer has already received first-round bids for the bundle of stakes it wants to sell on the secondaries market.

China’s Anbang Insurance taken under regulatory control for one year

A special committee led by the Chinese Insurance Regulatory Commission has taken control of the operations of Anbang Insurance for one year.

Korean insurers face risk-based capital rules

Ability to comply with the new capital standards will shape Korean insurers’ preferences on alternative assets and deal structures.

Chinese institutional investors and HNWIs to up alternatives exposure

Chinese pensions are expected to make a push into alternatives with a 6% allocation by 2030, according to a report by Casey Quirk, a Deloitte-owned consultancy.

Cathay SITE eyes January first close for debut fund – exclusive

The Taipei-based firm is seeking $330m for its first vehicle to invest in domestic renewable energy projects.
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