• 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

  • Comment: Investment vehicles, an update from the 2024 NAIC Spring National Meeting

    03 April 2024

    Amnon Levy looks at the latest developments in investment classification and accounting treatment

  • IAR Real Assets conference: Macro risk down, but complacence risk on the rise

    01 April 2024

    Insurers discussed the current macro-economic environment and implications for investing in real assets at Insurance Asset Risk conference

  • IAR Real Assets conference: "Solvency II UK reform is not a free lunch"

    25 March 2024

    Insurers at the Insurance Asset Risk Real Asset 2024 conference hear what the regulator may "give them from one hand, and take away from the other" in reforming 'Solvency UK'

  • Runway in sight for a 'Goldilocks' soft landing for US economy, insurers believe

    13 March 2024

    US insurers and their asset managers are hopeful a recession has been avoided, and though "landmines" persist, even areas suffering negative headlines such as real estate should deliver opportunities

  • Solvency UK reforms will not be a revolution, but a soft evolution, PIC's CIO Rob Groves says

    06 March 2024

    In the second part of Insurance Asset Risk's interview with Rob Groves, the CIO of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) talks about the planned reforms to Solvency II in the UK. Will the proposals free his hand to invest in a wider spectrum of assets? Maybe not so much, but there is scope to do things differently.

  • Will AI "obey" insurance investors, or "shall [regulator] be forced to disconnect"

    21 February 2024

    An Investec survey at the end of 2023 found that over 50% of systematic investors are using AI in their investing processes, but how are insurers and their asset managers using the technology today and how do they expect it to influence them in the future?

  • CIO Interview: New interest rate regime requires creativeness, PIC's Rob Groves says

    19 February 2024

    In the first part of this two part interview, PIC chief investment officer Rob Groves discusses the make up of the UK insurer's portfolio and how to balance creative and conservative investment strategies.

  • Market volatility is our friend, and 2024 set to be one of the most volatile years, Phoenix CIO Eakins says

    12 February 2024

    Phoenix eyes more investment in UK social housing as a result of matching adjustment reforms, and Eakins says regulatory changes should allow insurer to focus more investment on productive assets