Archive

  • Trump tax law decimates P&C demand for municipal bonds

    11 April 2018

    Last year's US tax law is destroying insurer demand for municipal bonds, once considered the most attractive surplus cash investment for the country's property and casualty insurers. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • A look back and forward

    27 December 2017

    The current year was relatively benign for the insurance investment industry. But 2018 holds new challenges. What risks and what opportunities should investors be looking at in the coming year? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Conning to acquire major stake in emerging and frontier market specialist

    22 December 2017

    Investment management firm Conning is to acquire a 45% stake in Global Evolution, a fellow investment manager focusing on emerging and frontier market debt strategies.

  • Alternatives shine for Lloyd's syndicates

    05 April 2017

    Following the insights gleaned on rising manager fees and falling yields for Lloyd's syndicates, David Walker shines light on the well-performing fraction of alternative investments made by the sector in 2015.

  • Investment expenses jumped as yields fell for Lloyd's syndicates

    03 April 2017

    As Lloyd's syndicates begin to report their 2016 results, David Walker looks back at the 2015 figures and finds that investment expenses rose about 10% in 2015, but yields fell almost 40%.

  • Allied World loses CIO

    01 February 2017

    John Gauthier departed "without cause under his employment agreement"

  • Sega drives Conning to new frontiers

    11 January 2017

    Rich Sega has been driving Conning towards a more diversified asset base to meet the challenges that US insurers face in the low yield environment. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about the shifting demands of US insurers.

  • Can investment consultants build a bridge to insurers?

    09 November 2016

    Chief investment officers tell many tales of incompetent and tactless advisors, but admit they do sometimes need help navigating the investment landscape. David Walker investigates the future of the relationship

  • The global trends in insurance investment strategies

    11 May 2016

    Non-US insurers are seeking greater exposure to US securities, while US firms are leading the charge for re-risking, as Benedicte Gravrand reports

  • Insurers raise allocations to high-dividend equity strategies

    16 February 2016

    Better liability matching, accounting and tax treatments motivate switch, say asset managers