Multi-asset insurance management

Our multi-asset insurance investment team is composed of asset allocation experts whose goal is to deliver added value for investors, while respecting each portfolio’s accounting, financial, non-financial and prudential objectives. Within our multi-manager organisation, backed by the insurance solutions team, asset allocators oversee the management of multi asset class mandates using the PASS tool, which is shared by all of the insurance experts. 

  • efficiency


    Tactical allocation piloting & risk monitoring. Annual capital gains budget allocation to our equity, fixed income and diversification experts, and monitoring their achievements.

  • quantamental


    Diversification support piloting and choice

  • target

    Overlay / HEDGING

    Tactical & strategic hedging management, for regulatory and/or economic purposes

Our four-stage investment process is based on a top-down analysis drawing on allocation optimisation tools. The investment horizon spans several years, paying particular attention to the annual closing (at year-end). Individual investments are managed by our expert fixed-income and equity departments. The multi-asset investment team allocates budgets and manages cash positions, overlay hedging strategies and diversification into UCIs/ETFs. The team is in charge of global portfolio piloting, in terms of both balance sheet and market valuations, and for establishing annual capital gains budgets set by clients, from the perspective of their prioritised goals, such as return on regulatory capital (RORC), non-financial ratings or carbon intensity/footprint trajectory, for example.

  1. Analyse the investment framework  integrating all of the client’s objectives into target allocation construction and piloting portfolio accounting results.
  2. Define insurance allocation views  by major asset class (money markets, bond direct management, equity direct management and diversification in UCIs): year-end projection of Ostrum AM views, in terms of absolute performance, yield, market price and from an insurance perspective (amortised cost for bonds); formalisation of a risk (SCR and/or volatility) / return profile for each asset class, enabling the establishment of a ranking based on a rolling annual insurance approach.
  3. Identify year-end target insurance allocations for each portfolio,  updated monthly according to the client’s annual objectives, notably in terms of financial production, Ostrum AM’s insurance views (year-end and 5-year) and expected flows within the mandate. Construction of an efficient frontier (insurance yield / SCR) for each portfolio, to select the risk/return profile offering the most attractive risk on return capital (RORC).
  4. Pilot the global portfolio. Applying allocation decisions between asset classes, including as an overlay, and overall management coordination. Monitoring real allocations vs target allocations and objectives, daily piloting of financial flows, cash positions, target capital gains budgets and also monitoring accounting, non-financial and financial risks.
  • people


    27 experts in insurance solutions, multi-asset, fixed-income and equities insurance management / €278 billion in assets under management source: Ostrum September, 2023

  • process


    Manage, simulate, project and monitor portfolios in real time from all investment angles: financial, non-financial, regulatory, accounting, asset/liabilities allocation

  • publication


    A dynamic, fully customisable dashboard providing a consolidated, multi-approach detailed view of mandates’ investments and risks

  • Xavier Audoli

    Xavier Audoli

    Head of Multi Asset Insurance

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The insurance industry is highly affected by climate change. ESG has become a more global challenge for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Consequently, insurers must consider environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities within their strategies, as insurers and investors. Although they are primarily affected by environmental issues – physical and transition risks – they are also impacted by societal transformation and governance issues. Insurers need to adapt and innovate to remain competitive. This is a key concern, currently and for coming years.
Gaëlle Malléjac, Head of Portfolio Management for Insurance and ALM Solutions and Joséphine Chevallier, ESG Integration Responsible, ESG Strategy discuss the issue and offer us their insight.
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