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  • "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

  • Swiss Re Institute foresees bumpy ride for risky assets no matter the weather

    09 August 2023

    Saying corporates face headwinds in the case of slowed disinflation and valuation hits in downturn

  • Interest rates responsible for 2023 progress on many insurer asset portfolios

    07 August 2023

    Insurers capitalise on higher rates to rebound from rocky 2022

  • Swiss Re revises interest rate peaks upwards

    14 July 2023

    By 25bps for both the Fed and BoE, while also expecting recessions to varying degrees across jurisdictions

  • Swiss Re's how to: 'value an anteater'

    05 July 2023

    From tigers to reefs to a coalpit's climate cost, actuaries are valuing some unexpected assets - and presenting findings in ways even UK politicians can grasp...David Walker reports.