Archive

  • Curious and curiouser - the quirky and weird risks, that Lloyd's syndicate CIOs are backing

    15 May 2024

    Got a satellite, a nuclear reactor, a Degas, or a body part to insure? A Lloyd's syndicate will do that - and back the risk in its GA. David Walker peers inside Lloyd's cabinet of insured curiosities

  • Non-PE backed insurers feel pressure to compete with PE-backed firms

    15 April 2024

    Building up liquidity and securing more yield key focus for insurers, Insight Investment's O'Brien says

  • Chart of the Week - Do PE-linked Lloyd's syndicates take more investment risk?

    12 April 2024

    With PE links to insurers in the sights of regulators worldwide, we investigate the fair value hierarchy of some at Lloyd's

  • Chart of the Week - How IMAs could spell out the future of PE ownership of insurers

    23 February 2024

    Fee rates, and other T&Cs in the IMAs of PE houses and the consolidators they own, may attract (unwanted) regulatory attention

  • AIG investment income jumps up to 38%, thanks to fixed income and loans

    14 February 2024

    Group reveals holdings from Blackstone to Brookfield

  • Fee schedules in insurance IMAs - the hard sell

    05 February 2024

    From the most straightforward to some pock-marked by caveats and preconditions, investment provisions in investment management agreements span the full spectrum of complexity

  • Comment - BaFin holds cards (close to its chest) in future of German life-book consolidation

    01 February 2024

    PE part-ownership of Viridium seems to have informed regulator's rejection of Zurich deal

  • Are insurers' outsourcing agreements contracts 'made in heaven'?

    29 January 2024

    Investment management agreements lock in some tasty fees for managers signing on the dotted line, but insurance CIOs increasingly expect a wide scope of 'extras' to boot

  • Comment - How life insurers might respond to the IMF on private equity risks

    08 January 2024

    The IMF listed various risks of growing PE involvement in the re/insurance industry

  • Chart of the Week - What Apollo earns in fees for helping Bermuda CIOs (and, separately, ancient Greeks)

    15 December 2023

    Apollo Global Management is in a growing phalanx of asset experts coining it in, by originating investments for Bermudian re/insurers