Insurance Solutions

GCM Grosvenor Insurance Solutions

A provider of bespoke alternative investment solutions to insurance company balance sheets globally. 

Overview

We utilize a consultative approach to offer both structured and customized alternative asset management solutions that meet the unique needs of the insurance industry. Our broad skill set results from our open architecture framework and allows us to pursue strong risk adjusted returns in a thoughtful and capital efficient format, aiming to increase ROE and book value growth while mitigating balance sheet volatility. We work as an extension of the internal asset management capabilities for insurance companies globally.

Representative Solutions

Capital Efficient Structured Products

Customized Separate Accounts Across Asset Classes

Credit & Equity Co-investment Mandates

J-Curve Mitigation Strategies in Secondaries & Co-investment​

Absolute Return Mandates

How We Invest

Direct Investments

Investments made directly into businesses or securities.

Co-Investments

Investments made directly into businesses or securities in partnership with a manager.

Fund Investments​

Investments in managers’ multi-client funds; such investments are also known as primary fund investments.

Secondary Transactions​

Acquired interests in a primary fund after the fund has been at least partially deployed in underlying investments.

Seed | Joint Venture | Acceleration Investments

Investments in early stage managers or first funds in return for preferential terms and a share of manager economics.

We believe we can provide significant value by tailoring our expertise across the alternatives spectrum to meet the unique needs of insurance capital."

- Michael Sacks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GCM Grosvenor

Why Insurers Partner with GCM Grosvenor Insurance Solutions

A global alternative investments leader

• 50-year track record investing exclusively in alternatives.

• We are one of the largest independent alternative asset managers globally, with approximately $67 billion in assets under management and approximately 165 investment professionals.

A leader in customized solutions

• We manage approximately $51 billion in customized separate accounts.

• Our open-architecture platform extends across alternative asset classes and allows us to tailor solutions to the unique needs of our clients.

Experienced, dedicated team

With an average of ~14 years of insurance experience, our growing team specializes in delivering attractive solutions that meet the unique needs of each individual client.

Our Team

If you are interested in speaking to a member of the team, please email insurance@gcmlp.com.

John Morrison, Managing Director


Mr. Morrison is Head of GCM Grosvenor Insurance Solutions, leading the firm’s efforts to provide alternative investment solutions to insurance company balance sheets globally. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Morrison was a Managing Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. where he co-led KKR’s efforts in insurance company business development and helped provide solutions for KKR’s insurance company asset management clients. 

Thomas Hobson, Managing Director

 

Mr. Hobson is a member of GCM Grosvenor Insurance Solutions, focused on the firm’s efforts to provide alternative investment solutions to insurance company balance sheets globally. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Mr. Hobson was Head of Insurance Solutions for Macquarie Asset Management where he built a client channel focused on developing solutions and cultivating asset management relationships with insurers.

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AUM data as of June 30, 2021. Employee data as of October 1, 2021. No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.