• IAR outlook survey: sustainability for the next ten years

    08 February 2021

    Insurance Asset Risk's outlook survey discovered that sustainability is the overarching theme that will influence insurance investor behavior—not just this year but for the next decade and probably beyond. Yet, some are more prepared than others. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • IAR's global outlook survey 2021: a foggy crystal ball

    01 February 2021

    Respondents to Insurance Asset Risk's outlook survey seem more at the mercy of the financial gods than ever before. Most agree that while the pandemic rages, 2021 will be a damn hard year to predict. Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Democrat blue-ripple will lead to investment recalibration

    11 January 2021

    But balanced Senate outcome tempers prospect of radical policy overhaul

  • Trump US election win best scenario for investors

    20 August 2020

    Looming election driving stock market surge, says Conning's Sega

  • Right now is best time to buy energy assets, says Conning

    30 April 2020

    Rich Sega anticipates oil prices going back up and advises looking for strong companies

  • Illiquidity is insurers' main concern currently, Conning says

    24 April 2020

    Rich Sega offers his take on best assets for the short- and long-term

  • Coronavirus impact: no need to panic yet

    25 February 2020

    Asset managers expect economic activity to broadly recover after some short-term volatility. Sarfraz Thind reports.

  • Projected 1% coronavirus hit represents 30% global GDP growth drop

    06 February 2020

    Pandemic serious risk to growth, says Conning

  • US insurers pulling out of hedge funds

    14 August 2018

    Although insurers tend to have relatively low exposures to hedge funds, in recent years investments in the asset class have dropped amongst US insurers. However, changes in the economic environment suggest this trend could be reversed in the coming years. Vincent Huck reports

  • Trump tax law decimates P&C demand for municipal bonds

    11 April 2018

    Last year's US tax law is destroying insurer demand for municipal bonds, once considered the most attractive surplus cash investment for the country's property and casualty insurers. Sarfraz Thind reports