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  • Are we there yet?

    21 August 2023

    Central bank base rates continue to climb to decades-long highs over the summer, leaving market participants in a blur as to how far away the peak is

  • Zurich Hong Kong's GA - a ship nearly on autopilot

    12 July 2023

    Philipp Furrer, chief investment officer for Hong Kong and Singapore at Zurich, reveals why he sleeps very well at night. Interview by Vincent Huck

  • Asia's CIOs face up to having to 'know it all'

    03 July 2023

    Insurance investors discuss the lessons learned from the last few years of severe volatility, and reveal what [Chat] 'GPT' actually stands for, at Insurance Asset Risk's Hong Kong Seminar 2023. Compiled by Vincent Huck

  • IAR Hong Kong: "I know more about accountancy than I care to know," APAC CIO says

    29 June 2023

    Zurich's Vincent and AIA's Konyn reflect on how CIOs have had to become omni-experts

  • Where is the wind blowing?

    08 June 2023

    The financial market is divided on the likelihood of a recession and the future direction of travel for interest rates. Josh Adcock reports

  • Italian CIOs welcome BTP yields rising - but maybe not their "exploding" - in 2022

    24 May 2023

    While European CIOs welcomed debt yields heating up again in 2022, for Italians BTPs underwent a truly combustible expansion, David Walker finds

  • Chart of the week - how Italian lifers use GAs for lapse risk

    19 May 2023

    Italian SFCRs explain their liquidity planning, and its various methods, to meet a startling leap in lapse risk

  • "Don't bet interest rates will stay high forever", Zurich CFO warns

    17 May 2023

    Zurich has inked $1.8bn reinsurance deal with Resolution for US life policies, as part of investment pivot

  • 'Small dirty bomb' scenario improves Zurich unit's capital ratio by 15%

    08 May 2023

    Insurer also models pandemic, 'credit crisis' and 'financial distress' scenarios

  • BaFin sets out views on investor alliances and collusive behaviour

    03 May 2023

    German regulator says belonging to engagement platforms does not per se indicate 'acting in concert'