Analysis

  • CIO Interview: I don't believe in a soft landing, Mapfre CIO José Luis Jiménez says

    22 April 2024

    "I've always thought it's a shame that Madrid doesn't have a beach," is just one of several sweeping observations that Insurance Asset Risk makes while waiting to sit down (virtually) with José Luis Jiménez, Mapfre's long-standing CIO.

  • "Bonds are back" - Goldilocks appears for Lloyd's syndicates' fixed income holdings

    18 April 2024

    Not a big bad bear was in sight when syndicates published annual reports in March, but many warned of elevated geopolitical instability risks

  • Japan's CIOs have alternatives managers in their sights

    17 April 2024

    The Bank of Japan may have stolen the limelight last month, but insurance CIOs made headlines as well, with eye-catching allocations to non-mainstream assets and emerging managers

  • On the merry-go-round of asset classes, with Generali Group's CIO Francesco Martorana

    15 April 2024

    In the second part of this interview, Generali group CIO Francesco Martorana discusses on the merry-go-round of asset classes the Italian giant invests in, and provides an outlook for the next 12 to 18 months

  • What lurks below - Lloyd's syndicates shine a light on 'level 3' illiquid holdings

    11 April 2024

    While liquid bonds dominate syndicates' general accounts, liquidity analysis reveals there is more to investment portfolios at Lloyd's

  • Why the PRI has its sights set high for Asia

    10 April 2024

    PRI board member Takeshi Kimura explains why Asian investors have the potential to lead the global financial industry and how they are adopting a "future-maker" mindset

  • CIO Interview: managing Europe's third largest general account

    08 April 2024

    Generali group CIO Francesco Martorana discusses the Italian giant's investment strategy and reveals some of its most exotic investments, including blockchain

  • Comment: Lloyd's roars back with profits from investments and underwriting, both cylinders firing

    04 April 2024

    A series of features will examine investment and underwriting aspects of Lloyd's and syndicates' 2023 results

  • Comment: Investment vehicles, an update from the 2024 NAIC Spring National Meeting

    03 April 2024

    Amnon Levy looks at the latest developments in investment classification and accounting treatment

  • The (commodity) office is dead; long live the office

    03 April 2024

    Panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's Investing in Real Assets conference 2024 find real estate alive and kicking, but occupier demands shifting