Threading the needle in credit markets

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Craig MacDonald, Dr Bruce Porteous, Ken Tooze, Michael Eakins

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During this webinar, Craig MacDonald, Global Head of Fixed Income at Aberdeen Standard Investments, will discuss the key areas of focus in credit markets for insurers, and how deep fundamental analysis, stock selection & sector positioning will be key to navigating what lies ahead. He will explain what scenarios we are considering for the path to economic recovery, and how this plays a part in understanding liquidity, solvency & downgrade risks for insurers. In the face of record Investment Grade bond issuance, and the high probability of further rating downgrades, Craig will also explain where the key risks lie and what action insurers might choose to take to manage portfolios & smooth volatility. We will also be joined by Michael Eakins, Chief Investment Officer of ReAssure, a life and pensions company which buys and administers closed books of business from other companies. Mike will provide an insurance company perspective on the current credit landscape, and the various challenges and opportunities that this present to insurers' balance sheet and policyholder investments. The event will be moderated by Dr Bruce Porteous, Insurance Investment Director, and Ken Tooze, Distribution Director. Participants will have the opportunity to ask live questions using the BrightTalk functionality.

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