Analysis

Be-rating the agencies

Be-rating the agencies

US insurance regulators are assessing the use of rating agencies in their risk capital adjudications—it could have significant implications for insurer assets. Sarfraz Thind reports

IAR Asia: The economic head- and tailwinds of 2022

IAR Asia: The economic head- and tailwinds of 2022

Speaking at IAR's Asia conference, Peak Re chief economist Clarence Wong highlights the key considerations for insurers' investments in the coming months as well as the main trends affecting the global economy post-COVID-19.

Investors to benefit as Asia ILS market comes to life

Investors to benefit as Asia ILS market comes to life

Investing in insurance-linked securities (ILS) was once about natural catastrophe risk, but in Asia, practitioners expect far greater diversity in life/non-life risks being packaged, with help from insurers and regulators alike, they tell David Walker

Investcorp's field of dreams

Investcorp's field of dreams

Alternatives-asset manager Investcorp has purchased insurer Sunset Life, attracting smaller insurers to what is an increasingly competitive market. And it has some significant models to follow. Sarfraz Thind reports

Interview with New York regulator's climate head

Interview with New York regulator's climate head

The NYDFS's unaugural climate change division superintendent, Nina Chen, talks through the regulator's plans to instigate better climate practices among insurers. Interview by Sarfraz Thind