Analysis

  • Double act: IAR meets AllianceBernstein's first CIO of insurance and his deputy

    22 July 2024

    AllianceBernstein (AB) announced, in April, the appointment of Geoff Cornell, an industry veteran but a company outsider, as its first CIO of insurance.

  • Liquidity management in an era of liquidity stress-tests

    17 July 2024

    Amid markets, and politicians delivering never-ending stressors of liquidity, insurers at Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2024 conference discussed how their needs for and measurement of liquidity may have changed in recent years, and the reasons why

  • Japan's life CIOs show yen for more than just ultra-long JGBs

    15 July 2024

    JGBs can certainly help Japan's CIOs, in extending beyond 30 years in their duration - but the 'duration' of policyholders in Japan can extend even further. David Walker examines what CIOs can do when hunting for duration, and yield

  • Don't be blinded by data scarcity on biodiversity, insurers say

    10 July 2024

    Panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's EMEA 2024 conference in June broke down the challenges involved in measuring biodiversity risk, sounded notes of optimism for the future, and urged for a new valuation for nature

  • Hydrogen is developing quickly, but are insurers brave enough to take a punt?

    08 July 2024

    The US government is pouring cash into newer renewables technologies in an effort to get them to scale and attract private investment

  • COTW - Round the World with SFCRs - Benelux insurers praise outsourcing partners

    05 July 2024

    As Benelux CIOs generally got better news in 2023 and 2022, back-slapping for mandate managers seemed the order of the day

  • Election day: How ballot box results are transforming a CIO's job

    04 July 2024

    As geopolitics is "literally shaping markets day-in and day-out", and UK and French electors choose their next governments, Insurance Asset Risk analyses what geopolitical instability might mean for CIOs

  • Insurers fighting an "arms race" over private credit, Phoenix's CIO says

    01 July 2024

    Hiscox and Just Group CIOs tell the Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2024 conference why it is important to keep external asset managers on their toes, particularly when it comes to private assets

  • COTW - Round the World in SFCRs: Greece, Malta, Cyprus and Slovenia

    28 June 2024

    SFCRs from southern Europe's insurers contained a mix of epic investment performance, and conservative approaches in 2023

  • IAR EMEA 24 - Matching adjustment reform, big bang or damp squib?

    27 June 2024

    At Insurance Asset Risk's recent EMEA 2024 conference in London, panellists sat down to discuss some of the main regulatory issues facing insurers this year from reforms to Solvency UK to the ever-proliferating amount of ESG regulation