The company’s investment portfolio
By Steve Savant
Ash Brokerage Corporation
Insurance carriers generally invest in conservative instruments. Most investment portfolios have a majority of investment grade bonds, i.e. class one and two. But many carriers also purchase mortgages, real estate and policy loans as additional portfolio assets. Steve and Ken spend some time talking about the bond quality and their maturities in a low interest rate environment and give an indication which products will react faster in a climate of rising rates.