A survey by Goldman Sachs Asset Management showed that more than 40% of insurers plan to put more money into private equity (PE) this year to boost returns. The survey involved 328 executives overseeing more than USD13tr in insurance assets. The survey said that middle-market corporate loans, infrastructure debt, real estate equity, infrastructure equity, and US investment grade private placements were other favoured asset classes for insurers seeking to increase investment returns. It also found that insurers now see rising inflation and tighter monetary policy as the largest threats to their portfolios. The report added that European insurers represent the only group that plans to increase their green or impact bonds allocation as their top priority this year while 11% of American insurers said they are invested in or are considering investing in cryptocurrencies.
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