Will AI "obey" insurance investors, or "shall [regulator] be forced to disconnect"
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
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
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
Regulation and lack of council expertise is driving investment inequality in the UK
PIC's managing director, Hayley Rees, explains on behalf of the Purposeful Finance Commission how local council constraints and a complex planning regime have held back investment outside the UK capital
Investment Delivery Forum report calls for "regulatory sandbox" and asset "pre-identification" to boost productive UK investment23 February 2024
ABI initiative to implement benefits of Solvency UK reforms outlines recommendations including scaling up of public-private partnerships and new investment models
777 Re demoted again as illiquid asset problem lingers19 February 2024
AM Best wants decrease to affiliated investments to boost 777 Re's capitalisation
Hong Kong regulator warns of risks of life policy-backed lending19 February 2024
'Premium financing' was popular, and easier, when interest rates were low, IA notes
Fitch says PE ownership not necessarily credit-negative for insurers15 February 2024
Ratings agency looks at insurers' investment strategy riskiness among other facets for credit assessments
Insurers set to ratchet up risk and back private equities in 202414 February 2024
Insurers are heaping a hearty portion of risk onto their 2024 investment plates, according to a survey from Ortec Finance, as 51% of insurer investment professionals surveyed believe the risk profile of the funds they help to manage has increased over the past 12 months, and 59% expect a further increase in the next 12 months - within which 14% predicting a "dramatic rise".
Solvency UK reform should boost insurer lending to real-economy, Mike Eakins says13 February 2024
Changes to matching adjustment should achieve aim of increasing regional investment
AI is not an "early-stage" investment, M&G says: it's mainstream07 February 2024
M&G's Global AI Themes Fund, unveiled last month, has already started investing in companies such as Netflix and nVidia
US West Coast insurers face up to $40bn in corporate bonds climate- related losses07 February 2024
Research commissioned by California's regulator has found
German backbook deals and run-offs - a €150bn asset industry since 201401 February 2024
Moody's examined 14 deals, completed, pending and scuttled
Comment - BaFin holds cards (close to its chest) in future of German life-book consolidation01 February 2024
PE part-ownership of Viridium seems to have informed regulator's rejection of Zurich deal
Comment - Are PE owners facing the end of their life backbook consolidation journey?31 January 2024
After BaFin's move on Zurich and Viridium, the future seems uncertain if 'PE ownership' breaks deals
Nearly 2,000 European insurers have GAs smaller than in Zurich/Viridium's scuppered deal31 January 2024
BaFin has stopped life backbook deal involving €21bn of assets
Zurich's German life backbook deal, with €21bn assets, with Virdium falls apart30 January 2024
'Project Sander' was to involve investment assets linked to 724,000 policies, German unit's SFCR said
Additional regulation for AI decision-making "inevitable", ABI says29 January 2024
Insurers need to be open with regulators about how they are using AI
Comment - Evergrande fails to live up to its name, but will China's insurers survive its death-knell?29 January 2024
Hong Kong court today told Chinese property developer seeking a stay of its liquidation, 'enough is enough'
- Conning acquisition opens key US asset management market to Generali, CEO of AM says
- Are insurers' outsourcing agreements contracts 'made in heaven'?
- D&I isn't just for the 'woke' crowd
- Sustainability: CIOs come armed with the stick, CUOs dangle the carrot
- Fee schedules in insurance IMAs - the hard sell
- Restricted supply makes logistics assets attractive for affiliates
- Royal London Asset Management's Insurance investment outlook 2024
- Chart of the Week - As a €21bn deal is scuppered by BaFin, have PE owners run out of road for life book sales?
- Côte d'Ivoire 'resurrects' African govvies US$-bond issuance, signalling a fiery year for EMD
- US West Coast insurers face up to $40bn in corporate bonds climate- related losses