Analysis

What are the ESG alternatives to renewables and divestment?

What are the ESG alternatives to renewables and divestment?

Hot on the heels of the FSB's guide to incorporating climate risks in investment decisions, Environmental Finance's Peter Cripps examines some of the alternative strategies being executed by insurers to reduce their exposures to risks stemming from climate change.

Investing in a changing climate

Investing in a changing climate

The response by insurers' investment operations to climate change has been branded embarrassing. Environmental Finance's Peter Cripps investigates what the industry can do on the asset side of the balance sheet to mitigate climate change risks in the first of a two-part analysis.

Raising the stakes in fund management

Raising the stakes in fund management

Insurer-affiliated managers are punching above their weight in a competitive market, taking more than one-third of all fund managers' new business in the first three quarters. David Walker examines the evolving relationship between insurer-parents, affiliates and independent managers.

Industry turns up the heat on MA reform

Industry turns up the heat on MA reform

The industry's opportunity to recommend changes to EU regulation in a post-Brexit world has delivered a comprehensive criticism of the MA. David Walker and Asa Gibson report.

Equities and treasuries pumped on Trump

Equities and treasuries pumped on Trump

As the dust settles after Donald Trump's surprise election win, investors and economists assess the likely consequences of his administration on financial markets. Asa Gibson reports

Going back to normal

Going back to normal

Scor Global Investments' chief executive Fran├žois de Varenne explains to Asa Gibson how the group's asset management policy has moved away from its conservative, post-crisis stance.

Investing against terror

Investing against terror

Pool Re's chief investment officer Ian Coulman speaks to David Walker about investing on behalf of the UK's terrorism reinsurance pool.

Think outside the box with private credit

Think outside the box with private credit

The time has come for insurance companies to move from window-shoppers to genuine private credit investors and grab some rare yield pick-up, say AB's Arnaud Mounier and Roger Cozzi

Unsticking the liquidity jam

Unsticking the liquidity jam

Levels of fixed income issuance are at the highest level in nearly a decade yet concerns over bond liquidity have never been greater. The issue is squeezing flexibility in the secondary markets and forcing a deep review of the investment process. Sarfraz Thind reports.