Analysis

EM debt - worth a look in the latter stages of the credit cycle?

EM debt - worth a look in the latter stages of the credit cycle?

A market downturn is deemed to have more impact on emerging markets (EM) than on developed economies. It poses the question whether EM debt is a smart investment at this stage of the credit cycle. Ian Coulman, chief investment officer at Pool Re, speaks with Vincent Huck on the topic.

Investing in venture debt: pros and cons

Investing in venture debt: pros and cons

David Turner looks at why venture debt might be an attractive investment for insurers, bearing in mind the constraints around size of the deals and the regulatory treatment incurred.

IAR EMEA conference: questions from the audience

IAR EMEA conference: questions from the audience

The audience for the chief investment officer panel at Insurance Asset Risk’s European conference asked a lot of questions that couldn’t be answered in the time available. Vincent Huck caught up with Massimo Di Tria, CIO at Cattolica Assicurazioni, to get his responses.

Prudential planning

Prudential planning

Ken Tanji assumed the role of CFO at Prudential in December. He gives a wide-ranging interview covering all aspects of the insurer’s business from the much derided Sifi designation, to investment risk and impact investing. Interview by Sarfraz Thind

IAR’s European conference: CIOs' outlook

IAR’s European conference: CIOs' outlook

At Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference, three CIOs of European insurers gave their outlook on the current environment. In the third of a three-part series, they discuss considerations in the late stage of the cycle. Compiled by Vincent Huck

IAR’s European conference: the CIO’s take on MA and capital models

IAR’s European conference: the CIO’s take on MA and capital models

At Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference, three chief investment officers (CIOs) of European insurance companies gave their outlook on the current environment. In the second of a three-part series, they discuss the matching adjustment rules and their take on capital modelling. Compiled by Vincent Huck

IAR’s European conference: CIO, an evolving job

IAR’s European conference: CIO, an evolving job

At the Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference three chief investment officers of European insurance companies gave their outlook on the current environment. In the first of a three-part series, they discuss the evolving nature of their jobs. Compiled by Vincent Huck

Insurers are becoming specialists in private markets

Insurers are becoming specialists in private markets

In their search for yield, insurers have become so accustomed with private assets they are now able to generate their own deals and perform in-depth analysis in-house, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference. Vincent Huck reports

Regulators' role in preventing greenwashing

Regulators' role in preventing greenwashing

The French regulator's director for financial stability Laurent Clerc explains the difficulty of acting on the climate change imperative and the challenges for the regulator to monitor 'greenwashing'. Interview by Vincent Huck