Analysis

Finding the rewards in low interest rates

Finding the rewards in low interest rates

Foresters Friendly Society's chief investment officer Corrado Pistarino explains why he believes it's a fallacy to think low interest rates constitute "unrewarded risk". Interview by Vincent Huck

No hunt for yield Down Under

No hunt for yield Down Under

While Europe's underwriters are beset by the plague of low yields - epitomised by Swiss debt where yields on maturities out to 50 years are now uniformly negative - the picture is much more mixed in Australia. David Walker reports

The insurer investment management insights - July 2019

Interest rates have fallen to historic lows. Volatility within equity markets has risen. And geopolitical risk continues to be the catalyst for global market sentiment. So, how should insurers adapt their investment strategies to overcome these challenges, particularly in the face of tougher regulation?

What's behind the wall: US insurers' investments in EM debt

Emerging markets should be an attractive option for US insurers as the Federal Reserve looks to cut rates, making opportunities at home less attractive. But, as the Trump government continues building trade barriers, are US government policies stymying enthusiasm for the asset class? Sarfraz Thind reports.