BlackRock Says Property Bets, Lending Lure Yield-Hungry Insurers

  • Insurers turn to direct lending, commercial mortgages
  • More than half of insurers surveyed plan to increase risk

Insurers are increasingly looking to make direct loans and finance commercial properties as central bank policies limit yields on traditional holdings such as government debt and investment-grade corporate bonds, according to BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager.

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