• Opportunities exist in CRE - even if offices face a GFC-style crisis

    13 November 2023

    Panellists at the Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2023 conference discuss the current environment in CRE, and the inevitable crisis faced by the office sector

  • Japanese insurers look set to hold out for higher JGB yields

    08 November 2023

    Expectations of monetary policy normalisation mean insurers to gradually rotate back to JGBs, says Swiss Re Institute

  • Insurers in good position to weather economic headwinds, Swiss Re Institute says

    06 October 2023

    Recession a more adverse scenario than stagflation for insurers' investments

  • IAR Americas: Home working inflicting pain on office owners similar to financial crisis

    27 September 2023

    Habits may be starting to change though

  • "The Fed's medicine is working"

    18 September 2023

    Ahead of his intervention at Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2023 conference, Thomas Holzheu, chief economist Americas, deputy head of group economic research and strategy at Swiss Re, discusses the macro-economic and geopolitical outlook.

  • CIOs to fasten seatbelts for bumpy landing as Fed spots runway

    13 September 2023

    "The Fed won't hike rates next week," former president of Kansas City Fed predicts. While asset owners are at odds on the likelihood of a recession and asset managers brace themselves for what will not be a "piece of (cheese)cake"

  • Swiss Re's Zbinden named head of investment strategy & allocation

    11 September 2023

    Insurance Asset Risk has learnt

  • Reinsurers' solvency ratios benefit from rising interest rates, Moody's says

    31 August 2023

    Rates hikes in 2022 good for European reinsurers investment returns and solvency ratios, but rates trajectory in 2023 unclear

  • Conning says smaller insurers under-invested in CRE

    24 August 2023

    Merits of CRE in current environment continue to be debated by investors

  • US bond yields not a crisis - but the risks have grown, says Swiss Re

    18 August 2023

    Yield surge requires ever more disciplined insurer balance sheet management