According to the annual study undertaken by Greenwich Associates, Insight ranks first for Overall LDI Quality for the 10th consecutive year and first for Fixed Income Overall Quality for seven out of the last 10 years.1
We believe the answer to most insurers’ investment challenges lies in taking a liability-driven approach, which means focusing first on the key characteristics of the liabilities and then employing the most appropriate investment strategy given their investment objectives and constraints, paying due regard to the insurance capital and accounting frameworks.
With our broad range of specialist investment capabilities, we believe that we have all the relevant building blocks to achieve our clients’ desired outcomes and support their investment challenges in this extended period of low interest rates.
We believe we have one of the best resourced and most highly experienced fixed income teams in Europe, which has a robust historical track record and is highly rated by independent consultants1. The key strength in our process lies in its ability to be consistently and continually applied across fixed income markets. We have expertise in a wide range of fixed income strategies relevant to insurers.
Our active strategies
Our active strategies provide access to a variety of different fixed income and credit markets, seeking to outperform traditional market benchmarks.Find out more
Buy and maintain
Our buy and maintain strategy offers a smarter way to access global credit market beta relative to traditional passive approaches. We invest in a diversified portfolio of global issuers with strong credit quality based on long-term fundamentals, placing limits on exposure to ensure our portfolios are not over-exposed to the most indebted companies or industries.Find out more
A segregated approach to LDI suits some pension schemes and can provide a flexible and capital-efficient solution that adapts to market changes. Our partnership approach allows us to build close relationships with both our clients and their advisers, helping them design and implement highly effective solutions that evolve through time, reflecting market conditions as well as their changing requirements.Find out more
Government debt is one of our longest-running asset classes, and we invest in bonds issued in both developed and developing markets. Our team has in-depth experience and global expertise in this area, which we draw on to analyse and compare securities.Find out more
Our inflation-linked bond strategies offer long-term liability-matching benefits, as well as a degree of protection from changes in inflation rates. Our approach considers inflation and corporate exposure as individual components and focuses on the broader credit market whilst also designed to provide some inflation protection through the use of derivatives.Find out more
Investing in global credit portfolio offers can provide additional diversification against potentially divergent economic, interest rate and political risk. It also strives to deliver more opportunities for active funds to outperform. Our strategies take advantage of Insight's global credit resource and expertise across fixed income.Find out more
Our aggregate bond portfolios have the flexibility to invest where they see the best opportunities across fixed income markets. Our dynamic market allocation approach looks to exploit what we percieve as opportunities in government and corporate bonds as well as more specialist investments.Find out more
Responsible Horizons Euro Corporate Bond strategy
The Responsible Horizons Euro Corporate Bond strategy seeks to profit from opportunities in bond and derivative markets, and will only invest where minimum standards for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are met.Find out more
Investing in a portfolio of asset-backed securities (ABS) provides exposure to an asset class with a potentially attractive risk/reward profile. Our experienced team invests in a wide range of asset-backed bonds that benefit from a diversified pool of underlying collateral with strong investor covenants.Find out more
Emerging market debt
We have designed a range of emerging market debt capabilities that offer investors structural exposure to emerging markets across the full universe with varying degrees of alpha exposure. Investors can access the opportunity set according to their risk/return preferences, tapping into attractive beta as well as alpha opportunities.Find out more
Sub-investment grade debt markets can offer the prospect of higher yields than investment grade markets for higher credit risks. At Insight, we emphasise a short-dated approach to high yield which has the potential to lower credit risks and volatility while retaining higher yields than investment grade markets. Short-dated high yield offers little in the way of interest rate risks and is more influenced by prevailing economic conditions.Find out more
Senior loans can be a potentially efficient source of attractive risk-adjusted returns. They can offer security and floating rate returns and higher yields than investment grade credit in a low-yielding fixed income environment.Find out more
Secured finance is an alternative to investing in investment grade corporate bonds without compromising on credit quality. Investing in the asset class could help investors target diverse streams of stable, long-term, high quality cashflows.Find out more
At Insight, we view unintended exposure to foreign exchange rates as a significant unmanaged risk in portfolios. Global currencies are prone to extreme moves, owing to structural breaks in drivers of currency or market cycles.Find out more
1Source: Source: Greenwich Associates 2020 UK Investment Consultant Research. Results are based on interviews with 10 UK consultants evaluating LDI and interviews with 11 UK consultants evaluating fixed income managers. Greenwich Quality Index Overall is a composite of Investment and Service scores.
The value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate and is not guaranteed (this may be partly due to exchange rate fluctuations). Investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Please refer to the underlying fund or strategy page for details of the specific risks associated with investment.