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SAA’s insurance investment consulting expertise has allowed us the opportunity to provide insight to renowned publications on important industry issues.

BestTV
“The continuing low interest rate environment, including negative yields in some markets, has insurance asset managers exploring a range of higher-yielding but riskier investments.”

– “Manage Risks on Both Sides of Insurers’ Balance Sheets” | Lori Chordas | A.M. BestTV | Watch


Reactions
“It’s no secret that investment consultants have established an important presence in the field of insurance asset management, driven by the after-effects of the financial crisis and the extra pressure put on insurance companies to keep a closer eye on their investment portfolios.”

– “Advising On Insurance Assets” | Alex McCallum | Reactions Magazine | Click Here to Read


AM Best
“Corporate bond investors for life or property/casualty insurers have a lot on their minds these days. Among their concerns are overall declines in credit quality, lessening liquidity and the impact of potential National Association of Insurance Commissioners rating changes.”

– “Making the Right Choice: Insurers & Corporate Bonds” | Best’s Review | Click Here to Read


AM Best
“Although many times less than the most optimal choice, investment managers who currently work with an insurer do have the inside track in gaining other specialty mandates. In fact, truth to tell, this is part and parcel of the business strategy of many CFI (core fixed income) investment managers.”

– “Reaching Beyond Bonds” | Best’s Review | Click Here to Read


Bloomberg
“’It’s not conservative,” said Alton Cogert, chief executive officer of Strategic Asset Alliance, a company that consults with insurance companies on their investment portfolios. Still, such an allocation could be “reasonable” because James River’s surplus, or assets minus liabilities, is sufficient to cushion losses, he said.”

– “Uber’s Insurer Says It’s No Hedge Fund, Just Bets on Junk” | Noah Buhayar | Click Here to Read


Insurance Investment Consulting
“One thing insurers are doing to varying degrees is taking a look at more risky asset classes. Another thing is diversification because for the most part insurance portfolios by design are sub-optimally diversified. This is because the first thing an insurer has to do is pay claims and back up the reserves. That usually means a core fixed income strategy.”

– “Insurers Reassess Investment Strategies in Challenging Climate” | IFI | Click Here to Read


Bloomberg
“Nowadays, it’s so hard to get compensated for taking risk, it’s crazy.”

– “Insatiable Insurers Seen by Goldman Draining Debt Premium” | Zach Tracer | Click Here to Read