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  • Three in ten insurance groups received negative outlook from Fitch

    17 June 2020

    COVID-19 impact on equity and sovereign bond holdings drove adverse forecast

  • Dialling up the asset management products in China

    21 April 2020

    New regulatory guidelines in China for insurers' asset management products could electrify the once contentious $400bn market. David Walker reports

  • Fitch Ratings weighs in on COVID-19 impact on APAC and Europe

    18 March 2020

    Drops rating outlook for APAC Life insurance to negative and identifies Europe's reinsurers' risks

  • 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.

  • German public insurers have above-average exposure to low rates

    26 April 2019

    Fitch Ratings warns that limited scope to diversify into index-linked products puts public sector insurers at greater risk than private counterparts

  • Finding a role for insurance asset managers in a sustainable financial system

    24 September 2018

    New report by the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project calls on all actors in the financial system to move as one on sustainability issues. Vincent Huck reports

  • Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

    17 July 2018

    The intensification of climate risks and the degree to which they are accurately priced by financial markets are of increasing concern to global economic stability. However, as awareness around those risks has risen over the last years, there is still a long way to go to consistently measure and monitor their costs, which can result in substantial gains or losses for institutional investors. Vincent Huck reports

  • Capital rules pushing Moroccan insurers into government bonds

    21 March 2018
  • Life insurers could find an ally in alternative asset managers

    23 February 2018

    An increasing number of life insurance companies in the US are using alternative investment managers for their investment strategies, a situation Fitch Ratings describes as a potential "win-win" for both parties.

  • Chinese regulator to crackdown on ALM mismatches

    28 July 2017

    Insurers face investment restrictions if special committee finds poorly managed ALM