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  • AM Best heralds end to US P&C firms needing to take risk for investment yield

    30 May 2024

    Non-life sector in US posted record net investment income in 2023, rating agency finds

  • Spanish life firm investments jump over 10% in 2023, regulator reveals

    17 May 2024

    Industry sat on €283bn investment pot at end of 2023

  • Japan's CIOs have alternatives managers in their sights

    17 April 2024

    The Bank of Japan may have stolen the limelight last month, but insurance CIOs made headlines as well, with eye-catching allocations to non-mainstream assets and emerging managers

  • US life/health insurers increasingly outsourced asset management from 2016-2022, AM Best says

    28 February 2024

    Proportion of insurers using unaffiliated asset managers to control more than 50% of invested assets grew to 33.4% in 2022

  • 777 Re demoted again as illiquid asset problem lingers

    19 February 2024

    AM Best wants decrease to affiliated investments to boost 777 Re's capitalisation

  • P&I Club investment returns to resurrect, driving positive results, AM Best says

    12 February 2024

    Japan P&I Club aiming to turn 1.19% returns into 2.4%

  • PE backers to stoke US annuity market even as lapse payouts top premiums

    23 January 2024

    AM Best sees new PE- and AM-backed underwriters as fuelling competition

  • Somers Re capitalisation stays strong despite unrealised losses, AM Best says

    02 January 2024

    Unrealised investment losses in 2022 not enough to knock the firm's ratings down

  • AM Best praises Prudential Financial's investment portfolio

    18 December 2023

    Net investment income has been driver of earnings in last five years

  • US insurers drop hedge funds

    13 November 2023

    Just 15 insurers account for 79% of hedge fund holdings, according to AM Best