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
Côte d'Ivoire 'resurrects' African govvies US$-bond issuance, signalling a fiery year for EMD
The West African republic raised $2.6bn through two issuances, one traditional government bond and one sustainable bond, after receiving $8bn commitments from 400 investors, including insurers.
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
LGIM launches three funds as part of global fixed income push23 February 2024
New vehicles will focus on regional and single investment strategies
European govvies ripe for positive returns this year, Generali AM says22 February 2024
Economic recovery in latter half of the year also likely to favour European credit
Thomas Buberl courts alternative asset managers able to enhance Axa's position22 February 2024
Life book actions are ended, heralding stabilisation of asset management outflows after 2023
LGIM shifts UK property fund focus to include REITs20 February 2024
Proposes blended strategy that also retains direct property focus
Swiss Re 2023 investment results buoyed by interest rates16 February 2024
Reinsurer's overall net income shot up to $3.2bn in 2023, compared to $472m in 2022
Munich Re's forestry investments were born well before net-zero commitments16 February 2024
Steady and stable forestry assets can act as bulwark against portfolio instability, MEAG says
Infranity's flagship infrastructure funds reach €2bn final close16 February 2024
Funds are already being invested, with 25 deals completed so far
CDPQ snaps up majority stake in Japanese solar project16 February 2024
Deal is part of Canadian investor's ongoing partnership with Shizen Energy
Chart of the Week: EM sustainability govvies issuance doubled in 202316 February 2024
But DM issuance still far outgrows EMs who "need it the most" - and the investment case for insurers is not obvious, a head of RI tells Insurance Asset Risk
RLAM unmoved by positive UK inflation news14 February 2024
Affiliate's senior economist, Melanie Baker, still not expecting BoE rate cuts until second half of 2024
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
Insurance asset managers bet on alternatives amid stock volatility13 February 2024
Survey from Carne Group finds 86% of insurance asset managers expect increased risk appetite
Axa IM flies the flag for fixed income as economy shifts13 February 2024
Arnaud Lebreton heralds moment of opportunity for insurers
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- Chart of the Week - As a €21bn deal is scuppered by BaFin, have PE owners run out of road for life book sales?
- Royal London Asset Management's Insurance investment outlook 2024
- 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