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.
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.
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.
If insurers can overcome historical bias and some regulatory stumbling blocks, absolute return funds could offer uncorrelated and attractive returns, with little cost under Solvency II, according to Melanie Rijkenberg
Chief investment officers tell many tales of incompetent and tactless advisors, but admit they do sometimes need help navigating the investment landscape. David Walker investigates the future of the relationship
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.