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Insurers' GA - cost or opportunity for affiliated asset managers?

Insurers' GA - cost or opportunity for affiliated asset managers?

Unlike banks, insurers enjoy a close relationship with their affiliated asset managers, to the point that an insurer's CIO can also be the manager's CEO. Although not prohibited by law, this arrangement raises ethical concerns - ones that regulators are well aware of. Vincent Huck reports

Allianz Real Estate COVID-proofing its property portfolio

Allianz Real Estate COVID-proofing its property portfolio

Dr. Megan Walters, global head of research at Allianz Real Estate, explains how her team studied the data of 47 cities to present the heads of acquisition with office assets that look to be secure for the future. Interview by Stephanie Harris

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Spotlight: Transitioning to net-zero carbon

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CIO interview: "They're not giants, they're only windmills"

Lars Haram, chief investment officer at Oslo Pensjonsforsikring, discusses climate change, how the insurer sold its direct holdings in oil and gas and why focusing solely on renewables is not the right approach. Interview by Vincent Huck

IAR outlook survey: sustainability for the next ten years

IAR outlook survey: sustainability for the next ten years

Insurance Asset Risk's outlook survey discovered that sustainability is the overarching theme that will influence insurance investor behavior—not just this year but for the next decade and probably beyond. Yet, some are more prepared than others. Sarfraz Thind reports

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CI-O Canada!

CI-O Canada!

Raman Srivastava, chief investment officer of Great-West Life, Canada's second largest insurance company, talks about investing in Canada and the quirks and challenges of the local market. Interview by Sarfraz Thind

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Investing in Real Assets (Virtual)

Investing in Real Assets (Virtual)

Discuss the trends, forecasts and risk/return characteristics for investments in infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy in the post-Covid economy. The event is free to attend for re/insurers, supervisors and regulators.

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Free webinar/ On demand

Join Insurance Asset Risk and DWS for a free webinar on where and what insurers look for in real estate debt as an asset class to incorporate in an overall allocation.