• Chart: UK insurers' allocation to EEA decreases

    20 November 2020

    But Brexit not the sole driver of the trend

  • Insurers' social investing takes the spotlight in battle against COVID-19

    18 May 2020

    If the pandemic has any silver lining, it is in boosting the prominence of the social aspect of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. David Walker investigates this 'elevation', and whether it will outlast the virus it is being rallied to combat.

  • Recession is coming, and it could spark credit appetite

    12 November 2018

    Panellists at upcoming Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference warn

  • Columbia Threadneedle secures £50m Met Police multi-asset mandate

    14 March 2018

    Columbia Threadneedle Investments has been appointed by the Metropolitan Police Friendly Society (Metfriendly) to manage a £50m ($69m) multi-asset mandate.

  • Aviva Investors' head of sterling joins Columbia Threadneedle

    29 September 2016

    Asset manager seeks insurance expertise

  • Getting the measure of credit downgrade risk

    21 September 2016

    Investors are questioning the impact of credit downgrades on insurers' Solvency II balance sheets. Hugo Coelho investigates how firms are gauging this risk and why they resist putting a figure on it.

  • P&C insurers first to feel the pinch of negative yielding gilts

    11 August 2016

    Life insurers to hold on to long-dated bonds, despite BoE demand

  • Columbia Threadneedle hires head of insurance solutions from Pimco

    10 June 2016

    Eugene Dimitriou to structure investment solutions for insurance clients

  • Insurers stick with bonds despite ECB buying spree

    26 March 2015

    The launch of QE has sent bond yields tumbling but duration mismatches and capital charges on alternatives discourage reallocation, explains Hugo Coelho

  • European insurers should not settle for less than nothing

    12 March 2015

    Moving along the yield curve may offer increased yield and dramatically expand the universe of investible instruments for insurers, Eugene Dimitriou and Michael Story explain.