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Reframing the future

How insurers are rethinking markets, reallocating portfolios and responsibly investing amid dramatic shifts in the macroeconomic and geopolitical landscape

Insurance companies are reframing the future and preparing their portfolios for a market regime that differs dramatically from recent decades. For our third-annual EQuilibrium study, we surveyed 800 global institutional investors, including nearly 200 insurance companies, to uncover new insights into how they expect to achieve their investment objectives.

Strategic and tactical asset allocations are evolving, credit and duration continue to be in favor, and impact investing with balance sheet assets is here to stay.

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About the survey
Nuveen and CoreData surveyed 800 decision-makers at institutions globally in October and November 2022. Of that, 193 were insurance companies: 46 from North America, 102 from EMEA, and 45 from APAC. Asset owner survey respondents represented organizations with assets of more than $10B (61%) and less than $10B (39%), with a minimum asset level of $500 million. The survey has a margin of error of ± 3.5% globally and ± 7.05% for insurance companies at a 95% confidence level.
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Joe Pursley
Joseph Pursley
Head of Insurance, Americas
Christina volkmann
Christina Volkmann
Head of Insurance, Central Europe, Global Client Group
 Kyrylo Sukhanenko
Kyrylo Sukhanenko
Head of Insurance, UK
Kelvin Cheung
Kelvin Cheung
Greater China
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Economic and market forecasts are subject to uncertainty and may change based on varying market conditions, political and economic developments. As an asset class, real assets are less developed, more illiquid, and less transparent compared to traditional asset classes. Investments will be subject to risks generally associated with the ownership of real estate-related assets and foreign investing, including changes in economic conditions, currency values, environmental risks, the cost of and ability to obtain insurance, and risks related to leasing of properties.

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