Analysis

Aviva gets real on illiquid assets

Aviva gets real on illiquid assets

Five months into Aviva Investors’ strategy to merge its real assets teams under one leadership, Mark Versey and Iain Forrester discuss the new strategy and how it fits with the firm’s approach to servicing third-party insurers. By Vincent Huck

Italian insurers' path to diversification

Italian insurers' path to diversification

Industry veteran Michele Gaffo, formerly the CIO of Allianz Italia and Poste Vita now at asset management firm DWS, tells David Walker how Italian reinsurers are reacting to the latest spike in volatility and getting ready for the next one.

Regulation redefines relations between insurers and asset managers

Regulation redefines relations between insurers and asset managers

In the second part of Insurance Asset Risk's insurer-asset manager survey we examine how Solvency II has shifted the dynamic for insurance asset managers. Insurers are not always getting the tailor-made solutions, research and expertise they ask for. By Sarfraz Thind

US insurers lag in adjusting investments to low-carbon world

US insurers lag in adjusting investments to low-carbon world

New York City, USA. On the sideline of the Insurance & Climate Risk Americas conference held this week, California insurance commissioner Dave Jones spoke to Insurance Asset Risk's Vincent Huck about US insurers' assessments of climate risk and how regulators can help.

Rendez-Vous de Septembre: Clouded optimism in uncertain times

Rendez-Vous de Septembre: Clouded optimism in uncertain times

The annual reinsurance meeting in Monte Carlo is a good barometer to measure the sector's health. This year, amid successfully managing last year's losses from natural disasters, reinsurers' indicators seem to be flashing 'green'. But uncertainty still looms like black clouds in the distance. Vincent Huck reports

Insurers and asset managers: a relationship in turmoil

Insurers and asset managers: a relationship in turmoil

The relationship between insurers and their asset manager is evolving, shifted by macroeconomic changes, regulations, fee pressures and new asset dynamics. Insurers say they want more from their asset managers. But more of what precisely? And how are managers responding? IAR asks the industry. By Sarfraz Thind

Insurers call for SII change to unlock investments

Insurers call for SII change to unlock investments

In response to a European Commission consultation on proposals for a new investment programme in the EU, Insurance Europe wants a review of Solvency II rules to unlock insurers' investment potential. Vincent Huck reports