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Sustainability - the external asset managers' view

Sustainability - the external asset managers' view

Research by Insurance Asset Risk, sponsored by JP Morgan Asset Management, has revealed the sometimes-challenging relationships between insurers and their external asset managers, as well as were both players complement each other. JPMAM's Mark Oldcorn and Jennifer Wu comment on some of the findings. Interview by Vincent Huck

Stress-tested: How COVID-19 put insurers' investments under pressure

Stress-tested: How COVID-19 put insurers' investments under pressure

The impact of the pandemic on insurers' claims remains unknown, and estimates vary widely. However, market turbulence in H1 has clearly impacted the asset side of insurers' balance sheets. Already, though, underwriters are looking ahead and rethinking investment decisions and ensuring resilience. Vincent Huck surveys the damage done and the plans afoot

Lower-for-longer interest rates opens up EMD opportunities

Lower-for-longer interest rates opens up EMD opportunities

Emerging market sovereign debt is starting to find a place in insurers portfolios as they scratch around for return in the low rate environment. While still in its early days, insurance investors feel the asset class could become a shining light for insurance asset allocation. Stephanie Harris reports

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Spotlight: Emerging Markets

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Shift to investing in APAC, particularly China, not going away with COVID-19

Shift to investing in APAC, particularly China, not going away with COVID-19

The pandemic and its effect on the economy and markets will not affect allocation trends towards emerging markets and in particular increased interest in Chinese opportunities. Invesco head of EMEA for fixed income Nick Tolchard discusses the reasons why China remains a land of opportunities. Interview by Stephanie Harris

China - the giant no longer asleep

China - the giant no longer asleep

Ben Deng, chief investment officer of China Pacific Insurance Group, the third largest life and P&C insurer in China, tells David Walker how the Chinese market is coping with COVID-19 disruptions, and how China will come out of it stronger.

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