• An ex-Fed head preaches calmness in times of trouble

    09 November 2023

    Thomas Sullivan, ex-Federal Reserve senior associate director, says macro risk is the biggest worry for insurance markets right now. But regulators should not be stymying investment innovation

  • CIOs to fasten seatbelts for bumpy landing as Fed spots runway

    13 September 2023

    "The Fed won't hike rates next week," former president of Kansas City Fed predicts. While asset owners are at odds on the likelihood of a recession and asset managers brace themselves for what will not be a "piece of (cheese)cake"

  • Insurers expect 'high-for-longer' rates as central banks play balancing act

    24 March 2023

    US Federal Reserve and BoE rate hikes unsurprising but trajectory depends on economic and market stability

  • Floating-rate notes from a small island

    08 December 2022

    Bermuda's re/insurers are concerned billions of dollars' worth of their floating-rate investments are facing uncertain times as the world weans itself, gradually, off Libor benchmarks. David Walker reports

  • NY Fed predicts "substantial drop" in inflation in the near term

    25 August 2022

    Pandemic-linked inflation caused by surge in demand rather than supply constraints

  • The Fed has "ratcheted up" market anxiety

    29 June 2022

    Report by NY Life Investments suggests Fed got it wrong on inflation

  • The low rate crunch

    28 June 2021

    You can't get away from low rates if you are an insurer. But how bad is the low rate environment for the industry? Well the devil's in the detail as Sarfraz Thind finds out.

  • Fed likely to warn market of intention to scale back asset purchases, NN IP says

    10 June 2021

    Keep close eye on Fed and ECB communications

  • US insurer liquidity risk at post-2008 highs

    23 November 2020

    Fed warns of increased difficulty of meeting claims as illiquid assets shoot past 12-year highs

  • Watchdogs urge insurers to use buffers, not sell assets

    25 March 2020

    Regulators worldwide are leaping in to protect insurers' assets from undue risk