Helping insurers optimise their investment portfolio to achieve their asset yield, capital efficiency, responsible investment objectives and supporting their reporting requirements.
Insurers have unique investment needs. On the one hand they need to generate sufficient returns on their assets to meet long-term commitments to policyholders. On the other, stringent regulation means that any investment risk needs to be balanced against solvency capital requirements and the potential for balance sheet volatility.

At abrdn, we’ve been helping insurers manage these challenges for almost 200 years. We provide access to a range of strategies and asset classes that target to help enhance the risk-adjusted return on a portfolio. Plus we provide a complete service to meet reporting and fiduciary requirements, including complete investment outsourcing where required.

Our vision is to invest for a better future; environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have been an integral part of our decision-making process for almost 30 years. We recognise insurers will have their own responsible investment philosophy; be it geared towards integration of ESG considerations or towards strategies that incorporate stronger sustainability or ethical principles, we have strategies & expertise available to help you implement and monitor your approach.

2023 APAC insurance survey report

In partnership of Quinlan & Associates, we surveyed senior insurance executives in Asia Pacific, exploring how APAC insurers managing regulation, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), investments, hedging, investment-linked insurance policies (ILPs) and outsourcing.

The report has given us key insights into how APAC insurers plan to optimise investment and risk in light of incoming rules, notably IFRS 9 & 17, and how they’re dealing with ESG integration.

We were also able to draw conclusions about preferred investment and hedging strategies over the next few years, and their plans for growing ILP business including via digitalisation.

Download the full report here.

What we offer our clients

Our insurance team is focused on managing relationships and developing innovative asset solutions for our clients. The team includes investment actuaries with in-depth knowledge of regulation, risk and actuarial matters. With extensive global insurance investment experience and expertise, the team works closely with our clients to build lasting investment solutions that deliver effective outcomes.

We understand that insurers have specific investment objectives. To help them meet these, we offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, including:

  • pooled products across a wide range of asset classes
  • bespoke solutions tailored to individual client requirements
  • liability-aware mandates
  • fiduciary responsibilities within well-defined parameters.

All our solutions are supported by global investment capabilities that span a broad spectrum of traditional and non-traditional asset classes. As one of the world’s largest assets managers, we have experienced investment teams covering:

  • Fixed income
  • Private markets
  • Real estate
  • Client-driven and multi-manager solutions
  • Alternative investment strategies
  • Quantitative investing
  • Equities
  • Multi-asset
  • Liquidity
  • Responsible investing

Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by our investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.

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We understand the regulatory importance of providing detailed and timely reports. Our reporting capabilities include:

  • Risk and performance attribution
  • Fund and investment reporting
  • Asset data reporting.

In addition to this, we offer fund accounting and valuation services; transaction reporting; trade management; asset servicing; and unit pricing.

Our vision is to invest for a better future; environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have been an integral part of our decision-making process for almost 30 years. At abrdn, we have strategies & expertise available to help you implement and monitor your approach. In 2020, we commissioned in-depth research across Europe’s five largest insurance markets: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. The aim of this research was to investigate how insurance investors are responding to ESG challenges. The report covers current practice, future objectives and the views of key decision-makers at 60 European insurance companies.

Our recent achievements

Awarded by Insurance Asia News. The following awards are not granted by an entity related to abrdn.

Best climate change strategy award 2023

Best Climate Change Strategy

Product innovation award 2023

Product Innovation Award

Insurance asia news Best Multi asset thematic strategy 2022 Award

Best Multi-Asset Thematic Strategy Climate Opportunities

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