Analysis

Transitioning from Libor: complex questions and no answers

Transitioning from Libor: complex questions and no answers

The discontinuation of Libor will affect trillions of contracts across the global financial industry, Insurance Asset Risk reveals the scope of the impact on insurers and the unanswerable question they face in a transition period filled with uncertainty. Vincent Huck reports

Ifrs 17 - accuracy over clarity

Ifrs 17 - accuracy over clarity

Colin Dutkiewicz, chair of the life board at the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries cuts through the complexity of accounting standard Ifrs 17, examining its potential impact on insurers' investment strategies and asset allocation, as well as on their overall operations. Interview by Vincent Huck

Hard Brexit risks leaving UK insurers on a 'capital cliff edge'

Hard Brexit risks leaving UK insurers on a 'capital cliff edge'

As a no-deal Brexit hovers over the financial industry like the sword of Damocles, sovereign holdings could be a bigger risk for the solvency positions of UK insurers' than for their European rivals. The Association of British Insurers wants the regulator to act, and fast

Did you say impact?

Did you say impact?

Every investment has an impact, so what is meant by ‘impact investing’ and how can one measure the impact of an investment. Vincent Huck reports on a new measurement framework launched by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

US insurers attraction for CLOs

US insurers attraction for CLOs

Collateralised loan obligations have been rapidly growing in US insurer portfolios as they cast off the shadow of the financial crisis. But, with a predicted downturn on the horizon, are they safe? Sarfraz Thind reports

Crédit Agricole Assurances – a quiet strength

Crédit Agricole Assurances – a quiet strength

Jean-Jacques Duchamp, deputy chief executive officer of Crédit Agricole Assurances, discusses the group’s asset allocation strategy and why coal is not off its agenda yet. Interview by Vincent Huck

Live from Davos with Zurich’s CRO

Live from Davos with Zurich’s CRO

Alison Martin, group chief risk officer at Zurich Insurance Group shares with Insurance Asset Risk her expectations ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting which takes place in Davos from 22nd to 25th January 2019.

European Commission provides the sustainability weapon... ammunition to follow

European Commission provides the sustainability weapon... ammunition to follow

Investment professionals have given a mixed reaction to draft EU rules on integrating sustainability in the fiduciary duty of investment firms and insurers. These rules are tied to another piece of legislation currently being designed and whose outcome could lead to significant change… or further greenwashing. Vincent Huck reports