• 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

  • Private credit beats PE for insurers' appetite for the first time in GSAM survey

    02 April 2024

    Goldman Sachs AM's latest annual insurance survey also reveals insurers' highest appetite for duration risk since the survey first ran 13 years ago

  • The world is a Japanese oyster at Prudential Financial international insurance

    20 March 2024

    Sara Bonesteel, chief investment officer for international insurance at the US headquartered insurers, discusses the investment set up and outlook for the year ahead

  • Brick by brick: Unfolding diversification in US real estate

    18 March 2024

    Peter Teuscher, head of alternative investments at Zurich and CEO of Zurich alternative asset management and Sean Bannon, managing director and head of US real estate investments discuss what it means to be truly diversified in a real estate portfolio, and why it's better to be worried when everyone feels good, and to see opportunity when sentiment is poor.

  • Insurance Asset Risk investing in real assets 2024 conference round up

    14 March 2024

    Panellists discuss opportunities unlocked by regulation, highlighting sectors, geographies and assets they are considering investing in

  • 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

  • D&I isn't just for the 'woke' crowd

    25 January 2024

    Andy Mason, head of active ownership at abrdn, explains why D&I at investee companies is a priority for an asset manager and how diversity helps companies' bottom lines

  • Comment - How life insurers might respond to the IMF on private equity risks

    08 January 2024

    The IMF listed various risks of growing PE involvement in the re/insurance industry

  • Benign or bust - The outlook for 2024 is anything but boring

    03 January 2024

    Decisions from central banks, political instability, regulatory changes - many of the threats posed by 2024 are out of insurer's hands

  • IMF looks to ruin PE-insurer party

    29 December 2023

    The International Monetary Fund has raised further warning flags on private equity-owned insurance businesses. At the heart of the concerns are the illiquid assets these insurers use which may lead to financial catastrophe, if the IMF is to be believed.