Asset management risk now represents 67% of total risks
Grows responsible investment portfolio to $82bn
Managed by growth equity investment firm Winslow Capital Management
The fund is managed by the Nissay Asset Management
Replaces retiring Martin Hollenbeck who quits after 14 years in role
Zurich will add 8 points to its Swiss Solvency Test ratio
Allocations will grow to underpin more bulk purchase annuity work, ratings agency predicts
Is there a shared end-goal on sustainability?
We are moving to a stochastic world of shocks, he tells French actuaries
Introduce a carbon tax, Scor's Kessler responds
Günther Thallinger has said, though, a common carbon pricing standard is a "fantasy" request.
Financial Stability Report in June reveals 0.57% median return on total assets in 2021
ESG data market expected to grow $5bn by 2025
Said to be largest private fund of its kind in the world
Insurers should look to long-term allocations as markets tank
The funds will invest in equities and alternatives
First deal in Japan for UK reinsurer
The manager will look to develop an emerging markets investment platform in the future
But insurers are little convinced of the value of those assets
BaFin says outsourcing important as insurers can "hardly provide necessary specialist knowledge" for some projects
Deadline 5 August 2022
III says insurers promote net-zero via investments and already have sufficient disclosure
Bringing total amount invested in The Kensa Group to £15.7m
Performance driven by diversification across sectors, asset manager says
Spezialfonds already has seeding for eight local projects
In updated 2030 climate investment policy
In joint venture with Mitsui & Co.
Russia's insurers see unit-linked sales slump as interest rates leap
Inflation voted greatest threat to global insurer stability at IAIS meeting
Insurers told at IAIS's global seminar
Mike Siegel, global head of Goldman Sachs Insurance Asset Management, discusses the asset manager's annual insurance survey results, why inflation is the canary down the coalmine, and the risk of recession on the horizon.
Swiss Re's chief economist Europe, Charlotte Müller told the audience at Insurance Asset Risk's 2022 EMEA conference to expect a recession, but not all speakers agreed. Abbie Wood reports
The debate on whether current inflation is a transitory phenomenon or a structural shift came to life at Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2022 conference, where panelists discussed potential investment implication of each scenarios.
The conference was held in London on 13 June and highlighted how investment opportunities still abound for insurers in an environment of heightened volatility and a bleak macro outlook for the coming months. Vincent Huck reports
David Czerniecki, chief investment officer at Nassau Financial Group, in the second part of a two-part interview, discusses the current environment of inflation, rising rates and a potential recession, and how these impact today's investment decisions
David Czerniecki, chief investment officer at Nassau Financial Group, discusses in the first part of a two-part interview, his focus since joining the group in 2019, and how to hold your breath through a global pandemic.
Mike Siegel, global head of Goldman Sachs Insurance Asset Management, discusses the acquisition of NN IP - the single largest acquisition Goldman Sachs has made since 2000. Interview by Vincent Huck
Late last year Generali predicted that "our social and economic lives will slowly normalise in 2022", and described the threat of stagflation as "overrated". Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February scuppered any chance of that normalisation.
Volatility, volatility everywhere and not a time to think. Guardian Life's CIO, Jean LaTorre, is dealing with what could be an unprecedented year of market storms, just two years into the job. Sarfraz Thind reports
Whisper it quietly, but old energy investments may have been a dividend-godsend to many CIOs starved of yield elsewhere, David Walker discovers