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.
The potential for falling house prices after Brexit threatens the stability of lifetime mortgage returns. Firms are modelling worst case scenarios and testing the limits of an otherwise attractive asset. Callum Tanner reports.
Solvency II and asset diversification strategies have added a mountain of data to the insurance investment process, prompting insurers to look at new initiatives to tackle the issue. Sarfraz Thind reports.
In light of increasingly complex and broad data crunching systems used by insurers to model investment risks, Invesco's Stephen Anness and Andrew Hall discuss the value of such models against investment fundamentals.
With a long record of above average returns and strong credit quality, the US's little-known taxable municipal bond market offers non-US insurers a safe route to yield, says Eaton Vance's Michael Sullivan.