• Comment - Insurance regulators confront crypto currencies

    02 May 2024

    Pronouncements by watchdogs about digital tenders seem to be softening, though not warming, to the asset class

  • On the merry-go-round of asset classes, with Generali Group's CIO Francesco Martorana

    15 April 2024

    In the second part of this interview, Generali group CIO Francesco Martorana discusses on the merry-go-round of asset classes the Italian giant invests in, and provides an outlook for the next 12 to 18 months

  • CIO Interview: managing Europe's third largest general account

    08 April 2024

    Generali group CIO Francesco Martorana discusses the Italian giant's investment strategy and reveals some of its most exotic investments, including blockchain

  • Investment risk a necessity for insurers

    15 November 2021

    60% of insurers to increase risk in next two years, Blackrock survey finds

  • Generali strengthens finances with record operating profit of €5.2bn

    11 March 2021

    CEO acknowledges management changes and attributes them to crisis management

  • Generali appoints Francesco Martorana as CIO

    02 March 2021

    Bruno Servant replaces Martorana as CEO of Generali Insurance Asset Management

  • Stress-tested: How COVID-19 put insurers' investments under pressure

    14 September 2020

    The impact of the pandemic on insurers' claims remains unknown, and estimates vary widely. However, market turbulence in H1 has clearly impacted the asset side of insurers' balance sheets. Already, though, underwriters are looking ahead and rethinking investment decisions and ensuring resilience. Vincent Huck surveys the damage done and the plans afoot

  • Insurers investments likely to remain strained for a while longer, Sigma says

    10 July 2020

    Swiss Re's research affiliate forecasts US 10-year yield to stay around 1%

  • Insurers still live under the shadow of low rates, Generali's Martorana warns

    24 June 2020

    Francesco Martorana, chief executive of Generali Insurance Asset Management warns that while crises come and go, low interest rates remain the main threat for the sector. Interview by Vincent Huck

  • 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