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UK: Seminar – Insurance investments – challenges and opportunities

Thursday, 19 October 2017 8:30 am – 10:00 am London

As traditional fixed income strategies continue to generate declining returns in the low-yield environment, insurers are increasingly looking at alternative forms of investment. Alternative asset classes, such as infrastructure, offer potential opportunities for increased returns, as do non-traditional investment vehicles, such as direct lending, debt capital markets and investment funds.

With such a diverse mix of options available, how do you determine which type of investment is best? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages?

On 19 October 2017, Hogan Lovells will host a seminar to discuss the different investments available to insurers, looking at the opportunities and challenges associated with each option.

The format of the event will be:

8:30 am – Registration, networking and buffet breakfast.

8:45 am – Panel Session: Insurance investments: challenges and opportunities

Our panellists will cover a wide range of investment topics, including:

  • Infrastructure (led by our guest speaker, Caroline Haynes )
  • Perspectives of a bank as seller of assets to the insurance industry (led by our guest speaker, Liam Peek)
  • Investment funds (led by our investment funds partner, Jonathan Baird)
  • Debt capital markets and derivatives (led by our head of debt capital markets, James Doyle)
  • Direct lending (led by our banking and insurance partner, Alexander Premont)

The session will include a 20 minute Q&A for you to ask questions to the panel.

10:00 am – Closing remarks.

Our two guest speakers are:

  • Liam Peek, head of UK insurance at Royal Bank of Scotland.  He has worked on a large number of transactions supporting the insurance sector, over many years, including structuring and implementing the sale of portfolios of assets by banks to insurers.
  • Caroline Haynes, a  partner at the Investment and Infrastructure Exchange where she leads the funding of major infrastructure and regeneration projects in the UK and globally. Over the last 20 years she has worked on various sides of infrastructure development and finance, including as an economic advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron.

To register your interest in attending, please contact our marketing team here.