Green shoots appear for biodiversity investing - but is it the natural habitat for insurers?26 June 2023
It seems like it's on everyone's lips, but where should investors start to think about biodiversity, when it comes to investing in positive-impact assets? Josh Adcock asks asset owners and managers where they see opportunities flourishing, and how to weed out the wrong strategies
Fidelity appoints head of insurance solution for Europe07 March 2022
Ghislain Perisse joins from Schroders
Webinar Q&A: The evolution of the GA04 June 2020
Insurance Asset Risk and FactSet held a webinar on 21 May on considerations for insurers investing amid the current market volatility and on how COVID-19 might create a 'new normal' for insurers' strategic asset allocation. Panellists tackle the questions left unanswered on the day due to time constraints, after the initial discussion. Compiled by Vincent Huck
Amendments to Solvency II to move the dial on insurers’ equity holdings?22 October 2019
European insurers’ equity holdings remained stable between 2017 and 2018 according to research by Insurance Risk Data, but could the recent amendments to Solvency II rules increase their appetite for the asset class? Vincent Huck reports
The cost of equity in insurers’ SCRs23 September 2019
What is the correlation between equity holdings in investment portfolios and the weight of market risk in insurers’ solvency capital requirements? Daisy Blake, Insurance Risk Data quantitative research analyst, looks for answers in European non-life insurers’ filings.
Weight of market risk in non-life’s SCR on the rise across Europe16 September 2019
Greeks, Danes and Belgians increase mean market risk proportions of SCR the most, Insurance Risk Data reveals
"Private assets and ESG: today's hot topics" - Schroders' Perisse02 August 2018
Ghislain Périssé joined Schroders as head of insurance strategy in the insurance asset management team in May of this year. Previously at Axa Investment Management, Périssé is based out of Paris, but on a visit to London he sat down with Vincent Huck. In the second part of a two-part article, he discusses the impact of Solvency II on the relationship between the different departments in an insurance company, as well as the investment trends in private assets and sustainable finance.
"Actuaries and asset managers have cultural differences like Chinese and Europeans"- Schroders' Perisse20 July 2018
Ghislain Périssé joined Schroders as head of insurance strategy in the insurance asset management team in May of this year. Previously at Axa Investment Management, Périssé is based out of Paris, but on a visit to London he sat down with Vincent Huck to discuss the cultural rift between actuaries and asset managers. In this first of a two-part article, he also discusses his move, the differences between in-house and third-party insurance asset managers, and how countries' cultures have influenced Solvency II implementation.