The Evolution of the Core Portfolio: EMD, High Yield & Securitized Assets
Peter Cornax, SVP - Senior Insurance Investment Strategist, AllianceBernstein
As the global economy continues its road to recovery from the pandemic, we’re not out of the woods yet. However, there are reasons to be optimistic as we progress through 2021, and insurers will need to increase their risk-asset appetites to generate strong excess returns. It won’t be as simple as adding to IG global credit. The evolution of the core portfolio calls for expanding opportunity sets and pursuing selective opportunities. The three focus areas of yield enhancement in the public fixed income sectors are EMD, high yield and securitized assets.