Analysis

  • Alternative investments come to the fore as insurers hunt for yield

    17 July 2014

    Companies increasing exposure to hedge funds and private equity, says AM Best

  • US insurers increase derivatives exposure to $1.9trn

    16 July 2014

    Primary use for hedging, investment on the rise, says NAIC

  • Asset managers increase insurance AuM

    10 July 2014

    Specialist expertise key in attracting clients

  • PRA ignores insurers on matching adjustment rules

    30 June 2014

    Sets out conditions for repackaging assets and invites firms to engage in trial application

  • US insurers favour alternatives in outsourcing asset management

    26 June 2014

    US insurers reduce use of third-party managers for core fixed income, increase for alternative investments

  • DGFs aim at equity-like returns while reducing downside

    24 June 2014

    Diversified growth funds could be attractive to protect against an equity market correction

  • UK insurers' Q1 net investment rises

    23 June 2014

    ONS data shows greater allocation to short-term assets

  • Specialist investment services in demand from insurers

    12 June 2014

    Russell Büsst, Conning's CIO Europe, discusses US muni bonds and trade finance

  • Insurance asset managers grapple with Solvency II challenges

    10 June 2014

    Solvency II will impact how insurers manage their assets, but the effects will depend on their size and the business mix. Christopher Cundy and Hardeep Dhillon report from InsuranceERM's Insurance Asset Risk conference

  • Coping with the inflation conundrum

    10 June 2014

    The development of inflation or disinflation in different markets is a critical driver of corporate performance, rather than simply a tactical investment issue, as the case of P&C insurers shows. Etienne Comon explains