Insurance Asset Risk's Responsible Investing for Insurers conference round up16 October 2023
The conference was held in London on 16 October and highlighted the challenges and dilemmas insurers face in building and implementing sustainable investment strategies
Volatility blows in Outsourced CIO sails11 October 2023
The outsourcing chief investment officer world sometimes goes under the radar. Mercer's co-head of US insurance, Chris Tschida, explains how the OCIO giant works its magic and why its advice is needed now more than ever.
Blackstone: Size matters09 August 2023
No matter what they tell you, size is important in this world. And Blackstone is up there with the biggest. Its insurance group has tripled assets in five years—and it does not intend to stop there.
SunLife HK's CIO on IFRS, rate hikes, geopolitics, and exercising patience17 July 2023
Shiuan Ting van Vuuren discusses why IFRS 17 & 9 implementation have been a challenging and ongoing journey, the impact of rising rates and increased geopolitical tensions, and why she is relaxed about regulatory changes. Interview by Vincent Huck
To go short or to go long? That is the question on CIOs' minds24 April 2023
Unlike previous years where CIOs focused on capital preservation and the hunt for yield, 2023 will be marked by a focus on managing volatility and the duration gap.
Lloyd's of London playing the oldest trick in the book03 April 2023
The insurance market's first CIO, Eleanor Bucks, describes her responsibilities and the 'why' and 'how' of the first fund in its newly-formed investment platform. Interview by Vincent Huck
A career like a ski line08 March 2023
Insurance Asset Risk's young professional of the year 2023 recipient, Carly Segal, recounts what took her from the ski slopes of Vermont to the fixed income team at JPMAM in London. Interview by Vincent Huck
The rise of the chief liquidity officer?28 February 2023
Moving away from traditional assets has raised scrutiny of liquidity risk management. Is there a need for a chief liquidity officer? Sarfraz Thind reports
Pension Insurance Corporation foray into infrastructure assets25 January 2023
From financing social housing to helping the London School of Economics build sustainably, to UK trainline rolling stock, PIC is full-steam ahead on debt investments, as Elizabeth Cain, head of debt origination there, explains to David Walker
Comment - How EIOPA helps Europe's insurers 'keep up with the Kardashians'28 December 2022
EIOPA - and, separately, Insurance Risk Data - is helping practitioners to learn the latest about Europe's insurers, and their outsourcing preferences. By David Walker