Analysis

The Viking's tale

The Viking's tale

Vikings liked conquering things, so it surprised David Walker little that Nordic insurance CIOs vanquished 2020's turbulent markets

There isn't one straight road to net-zero

There isn't one straight road to net-zero

Swiss Re's head of responsible investing, Claudia Bolli, discusses the numerous hurdles in the reinsurer's path towards net-zero by 2050. Interview by Vincent Huck

Net-zero made in USA

Net-zero made in USA

Net-zero investing may not occupy every waking moment of CIOs at insurers in the US yet, but it is definitely on their minds, and radars, as Conning's Matt Daly tells David Walker

Can the Pacific Ocean fit into a lake?

Can the Pacific Ocean fit into a lake?

Christian Bongiovanni, head of insurance for EMEA at State Street, answers this riddle, and discusses the bank's partnership with SimCorp and recent M&A activities among insurance asset managers. Interview by Vincent Huck

Insurers stocking up

Insurers stocking up

Insurers are a safe, staid bunch by nature. But even in this world of conservatism, there is always room for a little bit of riskier investing. So where have insurers been keeping their "naughty" equity investments? Sarfraz Thind reports

Comment: What about the 'how' of net zero?

Comment: What about the 'how' of net zero?

As insurers pledge allegiance to the net-zero kingdom, for all their willingness and honesty, the 'how' of reaching carbon neutrality remains a mystery, Vincent Huck writes.