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AM Best to Host Webinar on What Insurers Should Know About Four Trends Transforming Asset Management

January 29, 2019

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2019--At a complimentary webinar on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. (EST), experts from iShares and Greenwich Associates will discuss trends from the 2019 Annual Greenwich Institutional Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) Adoption and Usage survey, as well the following four trends that will fuel future ETF growth and how these might transform insurance general account portfolios:

ETF investors are active investors; Investors are cost-sensitive; Bond-trading evolution favors ETFs for efficient market access; and The business model for financial advice is transforming.

ETFs have grown to over $5 trillion in assets under management since the first U.S. product launched in 1993. Global investors recognize that ETFs offer cost-efficient investment exposures, along with transparency and liquidity. As of year-end 2017, insurance companies specifically have ramped up their use of ETFs in the general account by more than 25% over the most recent three-year period.

Panelists include:

Joshua Penzner, managing director, head of fixed income & insurance, iShares; and Andrew McCollum, managing director, Greenwich Investment Management.

Register at www.ambest.com/webinars/asset18. Attendees can submit questions during registration or by emailing webinars@ambest.com. The event will be streamed in video and audio formats, and playback will be available to registered viewers shortly after the event.

AM Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of insurer financial strength and creditworthiness. Visit for more information.

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lee.mcdonald@ambest.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE

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