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Bonds

Pandemic-spurred policy “revolution” will continue to drive asset allocations in 2021, says BlackRock

Pandemic-spurred policy “revolution” will continue to drive asset allocations in 2021, says BlackRock

The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, has predicted that the “revolution” in monetary and fiscal policy spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic will dampen government bond real yields in 2021. The asset manager favours inflation-linked bonds, as well as risk assets such as equities and high-yield credit.

Services

Conning’s GEMS Economic Scenario Generator selected by the NAIC to provide scenario files for the US life insurance industry

Conning’s GEMS Economic Scenario Generator selected by the NAIC to provide scenario files for the US life insurance industry

Conning, a provider of risk and capital management software and professional services to the financial industry, has been chosen by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to provide its GEMS Economic Scenario Generator scenario files for use in calculations of life and annuity statutory reserves and capital under the NAIC RBC requirements.