With huge competition and a small pool of opportunities, infrastructure investment is not easy in the UK. And things are likely to be even less stable post-Brexit. But could the divorce from the EU actually be a boon for insurance investors? Sarfraz Thind reports
Having facilitated some £2bn of direct investment in UK rail in less than two years, Rock Rail is helping to ease the industry’s infrastructure woes with a steady pipeline of projects insurers can gain direct exposure to. Asa Gibson reports
An economic slowdown in China and the oil price crash of 2014-15 put many investors off emerging market assets, but Paul Forshaw, global head of insurance asset management at Schroders, believes insurers may be enticed by their relative value compared to developed markets.
Solvency II reports are giving investment managers a goldmine of data and narrative by which to analyse underwriters and win a competitive edge. David Walker explains how.
Michael Kjeller, chief investment officer of Swedish pensions and insurance provider Folksam, discusses his firm’s decision to raise its target for green bond investment
Blackrock's 2017 Global Insurance Survey reveals some telling figures regarding insurers' attitudes towards the role of the investment function, and how they plan to manipulate their activities to improve profitability. Asa Gibson reports