Analysis

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

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

Emerging markets outlook infected by a virus

Emerging markets outlook infected by a virus

Easing in geopolitical tensions combined with encouraging economic factors suggest a good year ahead for emerging markets, but will insurers take the bait considering economic disruptions from the latest coronavirus outbreak? Stephanie Harris and Vincent Huck report