• Core competency - Lloyd's syndicates go outsourcing, and not just for peripheral assets

    08 May 2024

    Lloyd's syndicates hire external help for the core of their general accounts, even if delegating makes more headlines when non-mainstream assets are involved

  • CIOs act further on climate investing in 2023, as Nat Cats give underwriters a 'breather'

    02 May 2024

    In severe 'Nat Cat years' before 2023, CIOs at Lloyd's acted as 'cash registers', disgorging cash to meet steep property claims. Last year, a 'break in the weather' let them 'take stock', and many seized that 'down-time' to progress climate-investing with managers and funds

  • "Bonds are back" - Goldilocks appears for Lloyd's syndicates' fixed income holdings

    18 April 2024

    Not a big bad bear was in sight when syndicates published annual reports in March, but many warned of elevated geopolitical instability risks

  • Investment income rockets at QBE while some underwriting misfires

    16 February 2024

    Net investment income produced 141% better result in 2023 at Australian group

  • Old dog, new(ish) tricks? Lloyd's CIOs get all esoteric

    05 April 2023

    Lloyd's syndicates have held onto non-mainstream investments even as yields have risen - with some mixed results, David Walker finds

  • Smooth transition is the lower climate cost, L&G's Walford says

    01 December 2022

    Adding that ambitious targets are a way of reducing risk of additional volatility

  • QBE extends scope of ethical investment programme

    17 October 2022

    Premiums4Good has funnelled $1.4bn into ethically sound investments so far

  • QBE looks to re-stock growth assets to 15% of pot

    11 August 2022

    Infrastructure, shares, property and alts comprise 11% now

  • Comment - What insurers can learn from the furore about HSBC AM and climate change

    01 June 2022

    Any insurers arguing climate change doesn't matter are shooting at their own feet

  • Comment - Australia may (finally) act on climate change as elections change government

    23 May 2022

    CIOs should help finance renewables - it's in their own interest, after all