Insurers using yield-enhancing investment strategies to combat inflation risk

The survey found that insurers see rising inflation and tighter monetary policy as the largest threats to their portfolios, with rising interest rates displacing low yields as the primary investment risk cited by insurers.

“Inflation is a key concern,” said Michael Siegel, global head of insurance asset management for Goldman Sachs Asset Management. “It is starting to drive some of the asset allocation decisions that companies are making, including into equity, real estate, and floating rate assets, which are viewed as good hedges against inflation.

“This is the first year that inflation is considered to be the top risk to

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