KBRA Releases Research - Investing (Still) in the Age of COVID-19: A Highly Experienced Panel Weighs In

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) was the panel moderator at the inaugural Prospectus 2021 conference on November 18-21, one in a new series of reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry events held by Artemis and Reinsurance News. The panel consisted of three highly experienced investors whose firms collectively manage around $300 billion of insurance company assets.

The panel discussion was not the typical year-end review and sector outlook for the coming year. Instead, panelists shared their insights during a period marked by the most consequential U.S. elections in years and against the backdrop of a still-raging pandemic and recent breakthrough vaccine announcements. Additionally, considering the record low fixed income yields, tight credit spreads, and an ever-growing opportunity set, the fundamental crosscurrents heading into 2021 are formidable.

That said, our panelists saw plenty of ways to find value for their insurance company clients in an ever-expanding investment opportunity set.

To view the report, click here.

About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is registered with ESMA as a CRA. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.


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