• Notes from a small island - on outsourcing by Bermuda's insurers

    16 December 2021

    David Walker tells the story of how Bermudian CIOs opened up to independent fund managers

  • Apex wins portfolio servicing outsourcing mandate for Italian group

    30 November 2021

    Lloyd's syndicate insurer paid BlackRock $1.4m for investment-related software, Insurance Risk Data report finds

  • American Equity outsources to BlackRock and Conning

    08 October 2021

    Asset managers will take up fixed income and private assets management in Q4

  • Net-zero made in USA

    09 September 2021

    Net-zero investing may not occupy every waking moment of CIOs at insurers in the US yet, but it is definitely on their minds, and radars, as Conning's Matt Daly tells David Walker

  • Insurers stocking up

    24 August 2021

    Insurers are a safe, staid bunch by nature. But even in this world of conservatism, there is always room for a little bit of riskier investing. So where have insurers been keeping their "naughty" equity investments? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • The RBC changes: a slow-moving Titanic

    20 July 2021

    It is a slow change, even by the notoriously slow standards of the insurance industry. However, the soon-to-be instigated changes to the NAIC's risk-based capital charges on fixed income assets could have significant ramifications for the US insurance investment portfolio. And many don't like it. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Biden's tax hike to offer silver lining for muni bonds

    06 May 2021

    P&C insurers will profit from proposal according to Conning

  • Conning's Büsst on all that it takes, to be a 'good' Lloyd's AM

    04 May 2021

    Conning is Lloyd's market's most popular asset manager by engagements. Russell Büsst, Conning's chief executive and investment officer for Europe, tells David Walker about the changing face of syndicate asset management.

  • The Famous Five - How CIOs trumped underwriters, again, at Lloyd's

    26 April 2021

    If you want to know when the underwriters at Lloyd's last beat its investors, cast your mind (all the way) back to 2015. The bad luck of Lloyd's underwriters is clear. The good run of its investors is largely to plan, David Walker finds.

  • A year to forget? Not if you were a shareholding CIO

    16 March 2021

    One year ago today, markets reached 'peak-panic', as the Vix index hit 82.7. David Walker re-examines insurers' general accounts to show who got hit, who got hedged, and who got shot of their shares