Forum Preview: Correlations & Multi-Asset Strategies
Alton and David preview ClearArc's presentation topic: "The Correlation You Don't Know About Could Crush You: Multi-Asset Strategies in Today's Environment," and discuss why it's an important topic for insurers attending the Insurer Investment Forum.

Q4 2017 Quarterly Review
Global equities capped off a strong year with gains in the fourth quarter.

US Treasury yields rose over the quarter as the Fed hiked rates 0.25% in December, and the yield curve flattened amid growing momentum behind a tax reform bill which is expected to stimulate growth and inflation.

U.S. Insurer Exposure to the FHLB System as of Year-End 2016

This special report is an update of the NAIC Capital Markets Bureau Special Report, "U.S. Insurer Exposure to the Federal Home Loan Banking System as of Year-End 2015," published Sept. 13, 2016. The previously published report discussed the purpose and structure of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system, and it concluded with an analysis of U.S. insurer exposure to FHLB borrowings (advances), debt and capital stock.

2018 Should Be a Good Year, But Risks from Overheating Economy are Building

Most every forecaster has boosted expectations for GDP growth in 2018 to a range of 2.5 to 2.7 percent, which is 0.7 to 0.9 percent above the Federal Reserve's noninflationary potential level.

Today's Self-Driving Finance and Unexpected Consequences

With 50%+ of trading in UST, equities and futures, unexpected consequences may arise.

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