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Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2022 Conference round up

Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2022 Conference round up

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

CIO interview: Tweaks around the margins in times of volatility

CIO interview: Tweaks around the margins in times of volatility

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

From Goldman Sachs point of view....

From Goldman Sachs point of view....

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

Putin rams spanner into 2022's recovery

Putin rams spanner into 2022's recovery

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.

Stomaching volatility

Stomaching volatility

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

The tumultuous energy transition

The tumultuous energy transition

Moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy is a transition filled with tumult as investors are mired in questions of renewable capabilities and 'just transitions', the audience at Insurance Asset Risk Real Asset 2022 conference hears. Abbie Wood reports

The pain in Spain

The pain in Spain

MedVida offers remedy to low yields and high life-book promises as it aims to be 'cornerstone consolidator' in Spanish market, David Walker reports.