With some firms withdrawing their own investments from coal-related businesses, environmentalists are pressuring insurers to act on third-party assets. Cintia Cheong reports
Dick Rae of BMO Global Asset Management explores how insurers’ exposure to market risk varies and compares how typical British, French and German non-life companies behave
From the diesel emissions scandal to the perceived exploitation of zero-hour contracts, there have been many examples in recent years of how failures in the way companies are run can have a harmful impact on the environment, society and investor returns.
A growing body of evidence suggests that ESG investing fosters better investment decisions, performance and risk management. While insurers lag other institutional investors in embracing ESG investing, momentum is building and things look set to change.
Asset prices do not seem to be adequately reflecting the long-term systemic risk from global climate change. Wellington Management’s Alan Hsu explains why insurers are likely to lead the repricing of climate risk – and how multi-decade public-equity approaches might help.
Insurers are looking more closely than ever at the current trend of green bond investment. But is this just a fashion? And what should investors be aware of when putting money into this still nascent sector? David Turner reports
With insurers showing greater appetite for private credit, authorities are keen to ensure firms are applying robust credit risk assessments – but the lack of rating agencies in the space is giving regulators and insurers a headache. Asa Gibson reports.
Insurers have been investing in exchange-traded funds (ETF) for some time. But issuing ETFs is a new phenomenon. This idea is currently taking hold in the US and it seems likely to continue to grow as the ETF market expands. So what are the benefits? Sarfraz Thind reports
Infrastructure investments are a complex topic, including the various internal and external requirements for insurance investors. Jegor Tokarevich and prof. Dr. Jens-Eric von Duesterlho from SOF Infrastructure respond to some of the common queries from insurers on infrastructure investing.
Daniel Blamont is leading the charge for Phoenix’s move into illiquid assets. Having started from nothing three years ago, the insurer has already built up an impressive portfolio and looks set to expand this in the future. By Sarfraz Thind