Analysis

  • Market volatility is our friend, and 2024 set to be one of the most volatile years, Phoenix CIO Eakins says

    12 February 2024

    Phoenix eyes more investment in UK social housing as a result of matching adjustment reforms, and Eakins says regulatory changes should allow insurer to focus more investment on productive assets

  • Côte d'Ivoire 'resurrects' African govvies US$-bond issuance, signalling a fiery year for EMD

    07 February 2024

    The West African republic raised $2.6bn through two issuances, one traditional government bond and one sustainable bond, after receiving $8bn commitments from 400 investors, including insurers.

  • Fee schedules in insurance IMAs - the hard sell

    05 February 2024

    From the most straightforward to some pock-marked by caveats and preconditions, investment provisions in investment management agreements span the full spectrum of complexity

  • Sustainability: CIOs come armed with the stick, CUOs dangle the carrot

    31 January 2024

    Aspen's chief investment officer and chief underwriting officer discuss how they collaborate on sustainability and how insurers can tackle sustainability holistically.

  • Are insurers' outsourcing agreements contracts 'made in heaven'?

    29 January 2024

    Investment management agreements lock in some tasty fees for managers signing on the dotted line, but insurance CIOs increasingly expect a wide scope of 'extras' to boot

  • D&I isn't just for the 'woke' crowd

    25 January 2024

    Andy Mason, head of active ownership at abrdn, explains why D&I at investee companies is a priority for an asset manager and how diversity helps companies' bottom lines

  • PRT market records are there to be broken, but they are not a measure of success, L&G's Moret says

    23 January 2024

    Dom Moret, head of origination and execution on the pension risk transfer team, takes Insurance Asset Risk behind the scenes of a record year in the pension risk transfer market at L&G

  • Regulation and lack of council expertise is driving investment inequality in the UK

    17 January 2024

    PIC's managing director, Hayley Rees, explains on behalf of the Purposeful Finance Commission how local council constraints and a complex planning regime have held back investment outside the UK capital

  • Japan's fossil fuel puzzle

    15 January 2024

    Japan's progress to sustainable investing has been a slow one. The country remains hampered by a largely fossil fuel-dependent economy, a puzzling challenge for insurers.

  • Real estate opportunities await in 2024, M&G says

    10 January 2024

    Jose-Luis Pellicer, global head of investment strategy at M&G Real Estate, discusses the outlook for the real estate market next year with Insurance Asset Risk, and explains the 'mindset shift' the sector needs