Insurers 'must act fast' to succeed in private placement loan market

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Insurers looking to enter the private placement loan market must streamline their internal decision-making processes so they can act fast when opportunities enter the market.

Mark Versey, chief investment officer at Friends Life Group, said speed was "key" when investing in commercial real estate (CRE) loans, small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) loans and export credit agency (ECA) loans.

This year, Friends Life has ramped up investment in infrastructure and loans. It has given a £500 millio

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