• Japan's CIOs have alternatives managers in their sights

    17 April 2024

    The Bank of Japan may have stolen the limelight last month, but insurance CIOs made headlines as well, with eye-catching allocations to non-mainstream assets and emerging managers

  • EU Solvency II reforms and a return to low rates could make a sour mix for insurers' solvency ratios, Moody's says

    22 March 2024

    Ratings agency says reforms more reflective of insurers' risks

  • Comment - BaFin holds cards (close to its chest) in future of German life-book consolidation

    01 February 2024

    PE part-ownership of Viridium seems to have informed regulator's rejection of Zurich deal

  • Direct action - Asset origination moves centre stage in re/insurers' investment plans

    20 December 2023

    From backing BPAs to enhancing investment yields, directly-originated assets, and the managers able to source them, are finding favour among re/insurers worldwide, David Walker discovers

  • Lloyd's and Moody's seek industry standard for carbon disclosures

    15 September 2023

    Solution being designed to help insurers tackle increasingly rigorous reporting standards

  • Reinsurers to recover from unrealised losses, ratings agencies say

    06 September 2023

    Moody's puts spotlight on significant shift towards investment returns as part of reinsurers' profitability

  • Chart of the Week - Eurovita's general account over time, % (2017-2021)

    07 July 2023

    SFCRs show the Italian lifer being rescued by five peers, and banks, shunned risk - including heavy BTP weightings - in its GA

  • Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2023 conference round up

    12 June 2023

    The conference was held in London on 12 June and highlighted the investment risks and opportunities facing insurers. Vincent Huck reports

  • US life insurers well positioned to absorb steep downturn in CRE markets, Moody's says

    01 June 2023

    Industry's $600bn commercial mortgage loan holdings most at risk from market crash

  • Investment volatility and rising rates will keep lapse risk high in 2023, expect Italy's lifers

    05 May 2023

    Latest solvency reports described ways they combatted surrender risk in 2022