Insurers in shift from equities to bonds, IAIS finds

The world’s largest insurers and reinsurers are allocating more of their investment portfolios to bonds than they were before the crisis, a report from the industry’s global oversight body has found. The shift has come largely at the expense of equity investments.

  • 03 Oct 2012

Insurers held 61% of their portfolios in fixed income investments last year. That was a five point increase from 2007, according to data released on Wednesday by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.

At the same time, insurers are holding more of these bonds in their available-for-sale portfolios, with ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 HSBC 2,397.96 9 4.23%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,188.22 8 3.86%
3 LBBW 1,773.99 6 3.13%
4 UBS 1,773.35 6 3.13%
5 BNP Paribas 1,771.98 5 3.12%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 14,170.16 27 10.64%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,925.37 24 8.95%
3 Citi 9,905.55 26 7.44%
4 Barclays 8,491.43 14 6.38%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,806.19 24 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 Citi 7,161.15 5 19.51%
2 Barclays 5,414.82 3 14.75%
3 Credit Suisse 4,540.95 3 12.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,308.61 5 6.29%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,294.43 1 6.25%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,188.22 8 11.15%
2 LBBW 1,773.99 6 9.04%
3 BNP Paribas 1,422.29 4 7.25%
4 HSBC 1,372.05 4 6.99%
5 UBS 1,350.40 4 6.88%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 811.76 5 11.41%
2 Citi 712.63 4 10.01%
3 BNP Paribas 602.64 3 8.47%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 546.86 3 7.68%
5 JPMorgan 436.73 3 6.14%