• 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

  • Comment - How life insurers might respond to the IMF on private equity risks

    08 January 2024

    The IMF listed various risks of growing PE involvement in the re/insurance industry

  • Benign or bust - The outlook for 2024 is anything but boring

    03 January 2024

    Decisions from central banks, political instability, regulatory changes - many of the threats posed by 2024 are out of insurer's hands

  • A sense of doom and gloom greeted the arrival of 2023, but was it really as bad as expected?

    01 January 2024

    Fixed income and sub-investment grade investments were key trends in a year that was not exactly benign

  • IMF looks to ruin PE-insurer party

    29 December 2023

    The International Monetary Fund has raised further warning flags on private equity-owned insurance businesses. At the heart of the concerns are the illiquid assets these insurers use which may lead to financial catastrophe, if the IMF is to be believed.

  • Insurers search for solid ESG data ground

    28 December 2023

    Insurance investors at Insurance Asset Risk's Responsible Investing for Insurers conference wrestled with the challenges of sourcing accurate ESG data on their investment portfolios, and discussed the need for recognised industry data standards

  • Projecting into the future - How to build a climate aware portfolio that stands the test of time

    27 December 2023

    Building a climate aware portfolio is no easy task, but good data, bespoke scenario planning and a wariness of new technology can make the load lighter