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  • US accounting tweak could see insurers plough into bond ETFs

    07 June 2017

    BlackRock, State Street worked with NAIC to instigate new valuation treatment

  • Lower Ogden rate could ease long-term investment challenges, says Fitch

    27 February 2017

    Potential reduction in PPO claims would reduce inflation and longevity risks

  • Mortgaging the future

    10 October 2016

    Insurers are realising gains on fixed-income assets faster than ever before. It is a risky strategy, with little regard for future profitability. Sarfraz Thind reports.

  • Corporate bond splash drives up credit risk in Italian portfolios

    16 June 2016

    Insurers divest from sovereigns in the hunt for yield, says Fitch

  • As Chinese insurers make riskier bets, regulator prepares to inspect

    02 June 2016

    Tension is building up in China's insurance industry as their investments are to be spot-checked

  • Chinese insurers face four investment risks

    18 April 2016

    Risks associated with rising overseas investments, according to Fitch Ratings

  • Silverfinch and Fitch partner for SII initiative

    28 October 2015

    Fitch's ratings now available in look-through service

  • Infrastructure will remain relatively small proportion of insurers' assets

    01 October 2015

    Firms need to build expertise in this area, says Fitch

  • Asset risk still a concern for Taiwan's life insurers

    28 July 2015

    Fitch reports on shift into overseas fixed-income

  • Anbang shows further interest in foreign real estate

    11 May 2015

    Said to be looking at division of Hypo Real Estate