A.M. BestTV: Reports & Research; Economy Fuels Portfolio Tweaks
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In this episode of A.M. BestTV, George Caffrey, head of Towers Watson's insurance asset advisory group, discusses investment strategy trends for 2014, including how triple-B bonds have become mcore attractive and the likely impact of the Fed's tapering of its stimulative quantitative easing policy. Caffrey addresses how Towers Watson is advising clients. On triple-B bonds, he said: "In the current environment or forecast for the economy, we think the likelihood of default is somewhat dampened." Caffrey also the impact of the Fed taper would be a rise in interest rates, which he said was "an advantage to insurance companies in the long run." Caffrey also discusses asset classes that he finds appealing and the use of hedge funds. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=towerswatson214 to view the video program.
“In the current environment or forecast for the economy, we think the likelihood of default is somewhat dampened.”
Additionally, this episode takes a 60-second look at some key industry reports and research out recently.
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