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Aviva gets real on illiquid assets

Aviva gets real on illiquid assets

Five months into Aviva Investors’ strategy to merge its real assets teams under one leadership, Mark Versey and Iain Forrester discuss the new strategy and how it fits with the firm’s approach to servicing third-party insurers. By Vincent Huck

Roundtable

How to insure a warming world

How to insure a warming world

Participants in part two of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS discuss the strategic transformations that are needed, and the influence of voluntary and regulatory initiatives on this process

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Italian insurers' path to diversification

Italian insurers' path to diversification

Industry veteran Michele Gaffo, formerly the CIO of Allianz Italia and Poste Vita now at asset management firm DWS, tells David Walker how Italian reinsurers are reacting to the latest spike in volatility and getting ready for the next one.

Regulation redefines relations between insurers and asset managers

Regulation redefines relations between insurers and asset managers

In the second part of Insurance Asset Risk's insurer-asset manager survey we examine how Solvency II has shifted the dynamic for insurance asset managers. Insurers are not always getting the tailor-made solutions, research and expertise they ask for. By Sarfraz Thind

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Insurance & Climate Risk Americas

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

Insurance & Climate Risk EMEA

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

Spotlight on: Emerging Markets

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Emerging market corporate debt stands alone

Emerging market corporate debt stands alone

Emerging market corporate debt has been a rapidly growing universe over the last 10 years. What might be of surprise is that over 55% of the EM corporate universe is investment grade.

EMD and insurers: strange bedfellows?

EMD and insurers: strange bedfellows?

“Emerging market debt (EMD) is still not seen as a core asset class for many European insurers, due to concerns over its risk/return profile, credit spectrum and market capacity. We believe these concerns are misplaced.”

Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

The intensification of climate risks and the degree to which they are accurately priced by financial markets are of increasing concern to global economic stability. However, as awareness around those risks has risen over the last years, there is still a long way to go to consistently measure and monitor their costs, which can result in substantial gains or losses for institutional investors. Vincent Huck reports

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