Analysis

Tips for insurers and asset managers in 2018

Tips for insurers and asset managers in 2018

In the second part of this 2018 investment outlook, stakeholders share their views on the negotiating rising rates, inflation and what asset managers should be doing to help insurers. Sarfraz Thind reports

A look back and forward

A look back and forward

The current year was relatively benign for the insurance investment industry. But 2018 holds new challenges. What risks and what opportunities should investors be looking at in the coming year? Sarfraz Thind reports

The key to absolute return bond investing

The key to absolute return bond investing

Schroders' global head of insurance asset management Paul Forshaw discusses the benefits of adding absolute return funds to the portfolio mix in an anticipation of a bear market

Urban logistics:

Urban logistics: "the hottest game in town"

The projected growth of e-commerce and urbanisation has seen real estate investors showing increasing interest in urban logistic centres. Paul Walsh explores the nascent asset class as an opportunity for insurers.

UK's interest rate rise: the reaction

UK's interest rate rise: the reaction

Last week's interest rate hike by the Bank of England was highly anticipated, but the Bank's longer-term strategy has come under scrutiny in light of Brexit and rising inflation. Practitioners share their take on what UK insurers can expect. Asa Gibson reports