Analysis

The gilts crisis roils markets

The gilts crisis roils markets

The UK government's disastrous foray into budget setting last week has been treated with dismay and disgust by market participants. Amid plunging sterling and soaring gilt yields can insurance investors hold on? Sarfraz Thind reports

Arena Capital the smooth operator

Arena Capital the smooth operator

High yield is usually associated with high risk. But Arena Capital is showing it need not be so—it has produced stellar returns for insurers in recent times and in doing so smoothed out some of the volatility associated with the asset class. Sarfraz Thind reports

TC Wilson: the reluctant CIO

TC Wilson: the reluctant CIO

Never one to shirk a challenge, TC Wilson has gone from a finance sceptic to manage the funds for the US's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. He tells his story to Sarfraz Thind

The NAIC's alternative to agency ratings

The NAIC's alternative to agency ratings

Ahead of the end of the public comment period next week on potential changes to the NAIC's reliance on rating agencies, Amnon Levy and Bill Poutsiaka explore the implications of such changes for insurers

Biden's Infla... Investment Reduction Act?

Biden's Infla... Investment Reduction Act?

The US Chamber of Commerce has criticised President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, warning that it will "discourage investments" and "undermine economic growth", but do the means justify the ends when it comes to ESG? Abbie Wood finds out