Archive

  • Fitch goes negative on Japanese insurers' foreign bond buying

    12 December 2014

    Currency and ALM risk increasing

  • US insurers add to fixed-income holdings

    12 November 2014

    Have bought $533bn of corporate bonds since 2007, says Fitch

  • Latest ABS capital charge reduction still not enough to encourage insurer investment

    17 September 2014

    Market participants say the EC's new Solvency II proposals do not address the key issues

  • Fixed-income investments dominate US insurer portfolios in 2013

    28 August 2014

    But small increase in alternatives exposure, as industry hunts for yield, says Fitch

  • US life insurers increase commercial mortgages purchases

    20 August 2014

    Represents 8% to 12% of allocation

  • Low yields pressure US life insurer portfolios

    30 June 2014

    Continued low rates will affect ratings in next two years, says Fitch

  • Japanese insurers to increase foreign bond holdings in 2015

    05 June 2014

    Insurer earnings to grow next year as well, says Fitch