Analysis

IAR’s European conference: the CIO’s take on MA and capital models

IAR’s European conference: the CIO’s take on MA and capital models

At Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference, three chief investment officers (CIOs) of European insurance companies gave their outlook on the current environment. In the second of a three-part series, they discuss the matching adjustment rules and their take on capital modelling. Compiled by Vincent Huck

IAR’s European conference: CIO, an evolving job

IAR’s European conference: CIO, an evolving job

At the Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference three chief investment officers of European insurance companies gave their outlook on the current environment. In the first of a three-part series, they discuss the evolving nature of their jobs. Compiled by Vincent Huck

Insurers are becoming specialists in private markets

Insurers are becoming specialists in private markets

In their search for yield, insurers have become so accustomed with private assets they are now able to generate their own deals and perform in-depth analysis in-house, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference. Vincent Huck reports

Regulators' role in preventing greenwashing

Regulators' role in preventing greenwashing

The French regulator's director for research and risk analysis Laurent Clerc explains the difficulty of acting on the climate change imperative and the challenges for the regulator to monitor 'greenwashing'. Interview by Vincent Huck

Investment challenges arising from shifting insurance business models

Investment challenges arising from shifting insurance business models

At Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference European insurers discuss as part of a panel the shifts in insurance business models and the ramification for investments strategies. In this first part of a two-part series, they discuss the ongoing consolidation in the market. Compiled by David Walker

African infrastructure, an asset class underserved by insurers

African infrastructure, an asset class underserved by insurers

Sanjeev Gupta, executive director at Africa Finance Corporation and former CEO of Sanlam Investment Management Emerging Markets operations speaks to Insurance Asset Risk about mitigating risks in African infrastructure investments and why insurers are under-investing in the asset class. Interview by Vincent Huck

US yield curve inversion - run for the hills?

US yield curve inversion - run for the hills?

Like a bad tarot card, an inverted US yield curve normally means economic doom. March’s inversion has now morphed into the most inverted yield curve since 2007. It is likely to have insurers gazing into their charts to see how to tackle their investments. Sarfraz Thind reports

Steering investments at Hong Kong's flagship insurer

Steering investments at Hong Kong's flagship insurer

Mark Konyn, chief investment officer at AIA Group, meets with Insurance Asset Risk in Hong Kong and explains how the insurer centralised its group-wide investment function and the potential impact regulatory changes that are sweeping through the region might have on its asset allocation. Interview by Vincent Huck