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Investing in venture debt: pros and cons

Investing in venture debt: pros and cons

David Turner looks at why venture debt might be an attractive investment for insurers, bearing in mind the constraints around size of the deals and the regulatory treatment incurred.

IAR EMEA conference: questions from the audience

IAR EMEA conference: questions from the audience

The audience for the chief investment officer panel at Insurance Asset Risk’s European conference asked a lot of questions that couldn’t be answered in the time available. Vincent Huck caught up with Massimo Di Tria, CIO at Cattolica Assicurazioni, to get his responses.

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Illiquid credit attractiveness in late cycle

Illiquid credit attractiveness in late cycle

As insurers increasingly position their portfolio for a turn in the cycle, is illiquid credit an investment of choice? In part three of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and NN Investment Partners participants discuss how to build resilience in illiquid credit portfolios as well as the as the current regulatory considerations on illiquid investments.

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ReinSTSted: Are new rules reopening the ABS market for insurers?

ReinSTSted: Are new rules reopening the ABS market for insurers?

Holding asset-backed securities has been a challenge for most insurers since the dislocations of the global financial crisis and introduction of Solvency II. This year, new regulation offers the potential for Solvency II-regulated firms to return to securitised debt investments, says James King, fund manager at M&G.

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Prudential planning

Prudential planning

Ken Tanji assumed the role of CFO at Prudential in December. He gives a wide-ranging interview covering all aspects of the insurer’s business from the much derided Sifi designation, to investment risk and impact investing. Interview by Sarfraz Thind

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Spotlight: Emerging Markets

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EM debt - worth a look in the latter stages of the credit cycle?

EM debt - worth a look in the latter stages of the credit cycle?

A market downturn is deemed to have more impact on emerging markets (EM) than on developed economies. It poses the question whether EM debt is a smart investment at this stage of the credit cycle. Ian Coulman, chief investment officer at Pool Re, speaks with Vincent Huck on the topic.

What's behind the wall: US insurers' investments in EM debt

What's behind the wall: US insurers' investments in EM debt

Emerging markets should be an attractive option for US insurers as the Federal Reserve looks to cut rates, making opportunities at home less attractive. But, as the Trump government continues building trade barriers, are US government policies stymying enthusiasm for the asset class? Sarfraz Thind reports

Focus on Asia

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Q&A: Introducing risk-based capital in Hong Kong

Q&A: Introducing risk-based capital in Hong Kong

David Alexander, head of P&C reinsurance Hong Kong & Taiwan at Swiss Re, and chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers taskforce on RBC has been directly involved in liaison with the Insurance Authority on the introduction of the new regulation. Interview by Vincent Huck.

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Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2019

Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2019

The second annual Insurance Asset Risk Americas conference will take place in New York in September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas 2019

The second annual Insurance & Climate Risk Americas conference will take place in New York in September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com

Insurance ERM Americas

The Insurance ERM Americas conference will take place in New York on 16 September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com