While insurers are increasingly acute to environmental risks which might impact both sides of their balance sheet, new research has found that their investment strategies are not in line with the Paris Agreement. The research was published the same week Royal Dutch Shell held its AGM and shareholders, including some large insurers, were asked to vote on a climate resolution. Did they stand up to the test? Paul Walsh and Vincent Huck report
Corrado Pistarino, chief investment officer at Foresters Friendly, outlines his firm's risk management strategy if things deteriorate with Brexit and what asset managers need to do in order to win mandates from insurance clients. By Cintia Cheong
LV=’s CIO Mark Laidlaw gives an insight into how the business has been impacted by Solvency II’s dictates on asset and liability management and moulded its choice of asset manager. By Paul Walsh and Sarfraz Thind
Rod Paris, CIO at Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), talks about the company's transformational twelve months following the merger and that cancelled Scottish Widows mandate, likely to cost the company some 20% of its assets. By Sarfraz Thind
Smart beta has been getting smarter. Paul Forshaw looks at the evolution of smart beta approaches and consider the relevance for insurance company balance sheet investors looking for investment efficiencies.
Solvency II has been refined and reformed since it was introduced two years ago. Gareth Haslip from JP Morgan Asset Management describes the past, present and future amendments to Solvency II that will affect how insurers decide to invest their assets
Last year's US tax law is destroying insurer demand for municipal bonds, once considered the most attractive surplus cash investment for the country's property and casualty insurers. Sarfraz Thind reports
Draft rules suggest the capital charges of securitisations could be significantly cut this year as the European Commission takes steps to bring Solvency II in line with the STS framework. So will this spur future securitisation investment? Aggelos Andreou reports.