Leasing and trade finance could spice up insurers' portfolios

The traditional bond markets are no longer satisfying insurers' desire for a secure, stable investment income. Portfolios need to be developed to include other new core asset classes and there are opportunities aplenty for the more nimble insurers, says Yasheen Rajan.

2020: the year for emerging markets?

2020: the year for emerging markets?

An easing of geopolitical tensions combined with encouraging economic factors suggest a good year ahead for emerging markets, but will insurers take the bait? Stephanie Harris and Vincent Huck report

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.