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COVID-19: Investing in pyjamas

COVID-19: Investing in pyjamas

The shift in working practices has gone smoothly, they say. Investors are still contacting clients, though tieless, via the numerous video conference calls they are now undertaking. But the virtual world doesn't cut it when it comes to relationship building. Sarfraz Thind reports

Where is the G in ESG?

Where is the G in ESG?

In the second piece of this two-part interview, Michael Morosi, global equity manager at Mapfre, unwraps the concept of good governance and how his fund makes investment decisions accordingly. Interview by Vincent Huck

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Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers

Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers

Over the past decade, investors have operated a massive shift from actively managed strategies into passive ones. For insurance companies, the move towards passive has often been encouraged through their strategic asset allocation processes typically using common equity indices as a benchmark.

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Spotlight: Dislocated Markets

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Seeking the Silver Lining in Today's Credit Markets

Seeking the Silver Lining in Today's Credit Markets

A tactical approach across the credit spectrum should offer attractive opportunities for insurers. Learn why we think focusing on higher-quality credits and shifting to pockets of dislocation makes sense now.

Governments' Ways Means higher inflation

Governments' Ways Means higher inflation

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus. The article considers how this may increase inflationary pressures, and approaches that insurers can use to mitigate this.

Regulating fear and greed in COVID-19

Regulating fear and greed in COVID-19

Asset managers are reporting tales of firms gearing up to take advantage of the opportunities in the market. But when push comes to shove how easy is it to react? Sarfraz Thind explores the psychology of investing in a COVID-19 environment.

Insurance Asset Risk Awards 2020 - UK & Europe

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Real solutions when insurers need them most

Real solutions when insurers need them most

Michele Gaffo, Global Head of Insurance Coverage at DWS and Head of EMEA for DWS's Alternative Investment Specialists, explains the appeal of real assets for insurers and shares his outlook on the market.

A star performer

A star performer

Richard Sarsfield, European head of insurance at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, discusses the investment manager's approach to equity and fixed income investing, its holistic ESG approach and the 2020 economic outlook

An insurance toolkit for managing climate risk

An insurance toolkit for managing climate risk

Wellington Management's insurance portfolio strategist, Tim Antonelli, explains why insurers are increasingly concerned about climate risk, and how the asset manager's analytical approach can help manage this threat.

The attraction of emerging markets

The attraction of emerging markets

Richard Glenn, head of EMEA Insurance Distribution and Strategy at Invesco, says there is rising interest from insurers in emerging markets assets - and with good reason as they can offer diversification benefits, whilst potentially increasing risk-adjusted returns.

Focus on the USA

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