• Asset managers say look to APAC, Moody's says be careful

    17 July 2020

    Rating agency took 206 negative actions in H1, compared with five positive ones

  • IAR survey: Back to the future of interest rates

    22 June 2020

    For years insurers have been battling low interest rates. First they got used to the idea of 'low', then they got their minds around the concept of 'lower for longer', and more recently some have been saying that we are now in a 'low forever' scenario. Vincent Huck reports the findings of Insurance Asset Risk's survey.

  • IAR survey: Insurers express satisfaction with central banks' pandemic reactions

    15 June 2020

    As happened in the other recent crises central banks stepped into markets impacted by COVID-19. But did they do enough, and were they fast enough? Insurance Asset Risk gauges insurance stakeholders' opinions. Vincent Huck reports

  • IAR survey: Insurers split on likelihood of a second COVID-19 wave

    08 June 2020

    Insurance Asset Risk surveyed the market on the shape of the COVID-19 recovery and found insurers divided on the likelihood of a second wave of the pandemic, though more positive about the recovery than third-party asset managers helping them. Vincent Huck reports

  • Hong Kong’s insurers gearing up for risk-based capital

    31 May 2019

    In Hong Kong, local stakeholders tell Vincent Huck how they are getting ready for a risk-based capital regime which will require them to put in place ALM strategies and define their investment risk appetite.

  • Asset risk: biggest risk for Asian insurers

    02 May 2019

    With a lack of domestic long dated assets to match their long-term liabilities and some restrictions on overseas investments, Asian insurers’ biggest risk exposure comes from their investments. In Hong Kong, Vincent Huck meets with regional and local stakeholders to understand how they are coping and their expectations for the upcoming changes in regulations.

  • Tips for insurers and asset managers in 2018

    29 December 2017

    In the second part of this 2018 investment outlook, stakeholders share their views on the negotiating rising rates, inflation and what asset managers should be doing to help insurers. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • A look back and forward

    27 December 2017

    The current year was relatively benign for the insurance investment industry. But 2018 holds new challenges. What risks and what opportunities should investors be looking at in the coming year? Sarfraz Thind reports

  • AllianceBernstein counsels insurers to be alternatives-ready

    07 December 2017

    Even when yields are unattractive, insurers can do important groundwork, says Axa affiliate

  • Emerging market debt: fundamentally attractive

    10 May 2017

    With strong and improving fundamentals underpinning emerging market debt, AllianceBernstein's Arnaud Mounier and Shamaila Khan argue that insurers should consider the asset class as a core strategic allocation, rather than an opportunistic diversifier.