USA Focus

  • KKR acquires remaining 37% stake in Global Atlantic for $2.7bn

    29 November 2023

    PE firm's all-cash transaction brings ownership to 100% after 2021 acquisition of 60% of insurer

  • Shift to illiquids has heightened risk for US insurers, says Fitch

    28 November 2023

    Rating agency says PE-insurers have most exposure and could face shock when assets revalued

  • Manulife IM to buy Hintze's CQS hedge fund

    16 November 2023

    Marks end of an era for one of the UK's most famous alternative investors

  • Geopolitical and macro factors drive 17% foreign assets drop for US insurers

    15 November 2023

    Industry has had a 44% decline in foreign investments in last decade, NAIC finds

  • Insurance Risk Data to publish third annual Bermuda insurance outsourcing report

    14 November 2023

    Research analysis outsourcing, IMAs with managers, changing regulations and more

  • US insurers drop hedge funds

    13 November 2023

    Just 15 insurers account for 79% of hedge fund holdings, according to AM Best

  • Middle East conflict is most significant threat to stability in a long time

    27 October 2023

    Conning's new CIO says US involvement will risk market destabilization

  • Waterfall Asset Management sets up insurance division

    25 October 2023

    To help insurers invest in US residential whole loans

  • Blackstone raised another $5bn from insurers in Q3

    23 October 2023

    Insurers still keen on alternatives, says Blackstone

  • US insurer municipal bonds slip to third biggest bond holding

    20 October 2023

    Over half of industry muni holdings may be climate affected, NAIC says

  • Venerable appoints Russel Investments and Franklin Resources to advise insurance funds

    19 October 2023

    As group migrates funds in-house

  • Comment: Skinning Insurance Asset Risk's look

    19 October 2023

    The 14th, and last, edition of the Insurance Asset Risk quarterly magazine is now out, but don't you worry we are only peeling one skin off the onion, to reveal a new, fresher one.

  • IMF warns of PE-insurer risk and calls for more international regulatory scrutiny

    17 October 2023

    PE-insurers have more asset risk and regulatory arbitrage activity than rest of industry

  • Chelsea FC-owner pushes illiquids risk for US insurer

    13 October 2023

    Alt AM insurers held four times more illiquid assets than rest of market last year, Fitch finds

  • US insurer CLO exposures grew to nearly $250bn in 2022

    12 October 2023

    Still only 3% of total assets, according to NAIC