• Viridium adds to investment burden, by doubling guarantee for Generali Leben's policyholders

    08 May 2024

    CEO Tilo Dresig addresses BaFin's stopping Viridium's planned back-book deal with Zurich

  • Comment - What future for PE-backed life book consolidators as AXA and Athora ditch transfer plans?

    07 May 2024

    Ending it was consensual, but BaFin was surely in the deal-partners' thoughts

  • Chart of the Week - Hong Kong's RBC rules and their capital charges for CIOs

    26 April 2024

    The risk-factor charges Hong Kong's CIOs will apply under RBC appeared in a long document today, for various asset classes and risk types

  • Zurich's head of responsible investment steps down

    23 April 2024

    Johanna Köb quits insurer after 11-year stint due to battle with long COVID

  • SFCRs shine light on German legacy life books, and investments, of Zurich and AXA

    16 April 2024

    Groups have planned, with mixed success, to sell the back-books to consolidators Viridium and Athora, respectively

  • Zurich favours US equities over credit despite investor complacency across both asset classes

    12 April 2024

    Market rate cut expectations closer to reality than last year, but cracks beginning to form in the "perfect picture" landing scenario

  • Zurich launches first private debt ELTIF

    21 March 2024

    Fund likely to be the first of many

  • Brick by brick: Unfolding diversification in US real estate

    18 March 2024

    Peter Teuscher, head of alternative investments at Zurich and CEO of Zurich alternative asset management and Sean Bannon, managing director and head of US real estate investments discuss what it means to be truly diversified in a real estate portfolio, and why it's better to be worried when everyone feels good, and to see opportunity when sentiment is poor.

  • Runway in sight for a 'Goldilocks' soft landing for US economy, insurers believe

    13 March 2024

    US insurers and their asset managers are hopeful a recession has been avoided, and though "landmines" persist, even areas suffering negative headlines such as real estate should deliver opportunities

  • Looking for a home for natural capital in insurers' investment portfolios

    12 March 2024

    Understanding new risks, a lack of asset managers able to service these types of investments at scale, and the question of where to include natural capital in the SAA are the hurdles insurers need to overcome, Danielle Brassel, director of responsible investment at Zurich Insurance Group, explains