The consultant did not need time to think. Andrew Coupe did not hesitate. After all, the top investment concern for insurers has not changed, the NEPC insurance specialist said in response to a question. The prolonged low interest rate environment, and the resulting earnings pressure it continues to exact, undoubtedly remains the insurance industry’s most
vexing issue in 2018.

“Our rate advice to insurers is any dry powder that you have, take
advantage of. And any increase in yield should be jumped on because we’re not projecting that there will be a long-term increase in interest rates.” said NEPC’s Andrew Coupe, Insurance Senior Consultant.

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