Analysis

When actuarial science gets political

When actuarial science gets political

German insurers warn EU policy makers not to try and fix what is not broken in Solvency II, they also advise against politicising the rules which would lead to a skewed version of risk. David Walker reports

Liberty Mutual opening up on sustainability

Liberty Mutual opening up on sustainability

Liberty Mutual has not always had the best reputation when it comes to climate investing. Things appear to be changing, however, as the company embarks on a series of measures to reduce its climate exposures as Patrizio Urciuoli, co-head of strategy and asset allocation, tells Sarfraz Thind

The return of private equity

The return of private equity

Private equity has been cited as the hottest asset choice for US insurers for a while. This year it seems to be justifying the optimism. Returns have been stellar, but can the asset maintain its position as the alternative of choice? Sarfraz Thind reports

An alternative for the trials of life in Germany

An alternative for the trials of life in Germany

From infrastructure with low capital charges to multi-credit funds and private equity, German life firms' latest solvency reports reveal chief investment officers want to allocate more to alternatives. David Walker reports

Liquidity in the age of COVID

Liquidity in the age of COVID

'What's our liquidity' was one of the biggest questions for insurers in Q1 2020. One year on, two insurers reflect on the steps their firms took to answer it, ensure liquidity was available, and how they approach it today as a result. Vincent Huck reports