GSAM: bullish on stocks, especially emerging markets

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of returning to the New York Stock Exchange for the second time in a week. Last Tuesday was for opening bell and this time it was closing bell with the Aussies ringing the bell for Australia Day. Thanks to Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) for the invite and the insights on their market outlook for 2018. Their tag line for this year is “Pro-growth, Pro-equity, Pro-reality.” They share our

A Look Inside Captive Insurance Companies’ Investment Portfolios

Marsh Captive Solutions' 2016 Captive Benchmarking Report, analyzed 1,139 captive insurance companies (managed by Marsh globally) for benchmarking analysis. With the title, “Captive Solutions: Creating Security in an Uncertain World,” the 44-page report covers many topics from reasons to form a captive, roles captives can play, and the changing regulatory landscape. In this post, I will summarize Marsh's findings in the area of investments for captive insurance companies.

Runnymede Receives Top US Captive Services Award For “Innovation in Investment Management”

Morristown, New Jersey — Runnymede Capital Management has been named winner of “Innovation in Investment Management” at the 2015 US Captive Services Awards. Runnymede is the only firm to have won a captive services award for four consecutive years having been previously named “Best Client Care in Investment Management” in 2012, 2013, and 2014. This is the first year that Runnymede has won “Innovation in Investment Management.”  The US Captive Services Awards recognize service providers

Runnymede Named “Best Customer Care in Investment Management” at US Captive Services Awards

Runnymede wins customer service award for third consecutive year Morristown, New Jersey, October 9, 2014 – Runnymede Capital Management has been named “Best Customer Care in Investment Management” for the third consecutive year at the annual US Captive Services Awards held in Chicago. The program is presented by Captive Review with the goal of recognizing and rewarding service providers to captive insurance companies who have outperformed their competitors and demonstrated the highest levels of excellence

A Look Inside Captive Insurance Companies’ Investment Portfolios (2014)

Marsh recently published its 2014 Captive Benchmarking Report, analyzing 1,148 captive insurance companies (managed by Marsh globally) for benchmarking analysis. Since the credit crisis, captives that have a parent company have invested approximately one third of investments toward loans to their parent company or other intercompany investment. Prior to 2008, many more captives were invested in equities. The motivation behind intercompany investments with the parent entity or affiliates is to minimize the cost of capital

Captive Review Q&A: Runnymede Capital, Best Customer Service in Investment Management

Captive Review's Stephanie Tassone recently sat down with Andrew Wang, Senior Vice President at Runnymede. For two consecutive years, Runnymede Capital Management has been named the winner of Customer Service in Investment Management at the U.S. Captive Service Awards. Judges’ comments: Taking out this award for the second year running, Runnymede is focused and committed to provide investment management services to its captives. The firm has established a reputation as providing knowledgeable and responsive customer

Do Higher Yields Mean Higher Risks For Captive Insurance Investment Portfolios?

Captive Investing Today Since the financial crisis began in 2007, the Federal Reserve has taken extraordinary actions including reducing the level of short-term interest rates to near zero and pushing long rates to historic lows. This has impacted captive insurance portfolios that strive to safely generate enough investment income to cover operating costs, maintain statutory reserves, and pay claims when needed. With new Fed chief Janet Yellen taking charge soon, most participants believe the key

Equity Management More Important Than Ever Before

In the years 2010-2012, investors around the world poured nearly $700 billion into bond funds, while taking nearly $300 billion out of stock funds. That was then, this is now. Today, more investors view the bond market as abnormally risky and are concerned that recent bond losses could deepen if interest rates continue to rise. ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) has come at the expense of savers and conservative investors, among them are retirees and

Runnymede Capital Management Named “Best Customer Service in Investment Management” at 2013 Captive Services Awards

Morristown, New Jersey, December 3, 2013 – Runnymede Capital Management has been named “Best Customer Service in Investment Management” for the second consecutive year at the US Captive Services Awards. The program is presented by Captive Review with the goal of recognizing service providers who have excelled over the past 12 months. Notably, Runnymede is only one of three firms that received the same award as last year, reflecting the changing landscape of the U.S.

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