Archive

  • Right now is best time to buy energy assets, says Conning

    30 April 2020

    Rich Sega anticipates oil prices going back up and advises looking for strong companies

  • Regulating fear and greed in COVID-19

    27 April 2020

    Asset managers are reporting tales of firms gearing up to take advantage of the opportunities in the market. But when push comes to shove how easy is it to react? Sarfraz Thind explores the psychology of investing in a COVID-19 environment.

  • Illiquidity is insurers' main concern currently, Conning says

    24 April 2020

    Rich Sega offers his take on best assets for the short- and long-term

  • Coronavirus impact: no need to panic yet

    25 February 2020

    Asset managers expect economic activity to broadly recover after some short-term volatility. Sarfraz Thind reports.

  • Projected 1% coronavirus hit represents 30% global GDP growth drop

    06 February 2020

    Pandemic serious risk to growth, says Conning

  • US Outlook 2020: an encore for investors

    15 January 2020

    Many had bet on the market staging a final whimper last year before recession. But the talk of a global downturn suddenly vanished in the last few months of 2019. Now investors are looking at the market with rosy spectacles and hoping for more rewards in 2020. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • New investment risks or new assessment of risk?

    10 December 2019

    Panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's sister publication InsuranceERM's conference discuss the new types of risks they are exposed to and whether they understand those risks well. Highlights compiled by Stephanie Harris

  • To outsource the CIO, or not?

    29 October 2019

    While outsourced CIOs have been predominantly used in the pension space up until now, small US insurers are increasingly seeing the benefits of such a move. But insurers' needs differ widely from those of pension funds, and service providers will need to prove their worth to win mandates. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Fossil fuel exclusion proves a slow burn for US insurers

    03 October 2019

    US insurers say they are ready to stop investing in climate-harming coal. But only one has divested from the fossil fuel to date. Could Chubb’s move be the start of a wider transition by US insurers away from fossil fuels or is it empty talk? Sarfraz Thind reports.

  • BlackRock takes top prize in insurance mandates, Insurance Risk Data reveals

    11 September 2019

    BlackRock, Neam, Conning and Goldman Sachs are underwriters’ ‘favourites’ by the number of mandates awarded