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What assets do CIOs like that CROs don’t?

A panel of CROs and CIOs at Insurance Asset Risk Americas conference reveals the investment decisions that prove most challenging to the relationship between risk and investment teams. Vincent Huck reports

To outsource the CIO, or not?

While outsourced CIOs have been predominantly used in the pension space up until now, small US insurers are increasingly seeing the benefits of such a move. But insurers' needs differ widely from those of pension funds, and service providers will need to prove their worth to win mandates. Sarfraz Thind reports

Sustainability and Solvency II: an imprudent regime

Aviva Investors' Steve Waygood and Ben Carr, discuss integrating sustainability risk to Solvency II capital requirements, and why in some respect the prudential regulation is ‘imprudent’. Interview by Vincent Huck

MetLife’s sustainability man

MetLife made Tim Ring its first head of sustainability late last year. There is no doubt he has a task on his hands, particularly when shareholders begin to divest because of ESG-related concerns. He tells Sarfraz Thind about creating a path to better ESG.

Sustainability and Solvency II: Is the frog dead yet?

If the planet is a frog in a saucepan heated by the market, at the moment we are only taking the temperature and not reducing the heat, according to Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer, and Ben Carr, analytics and capital modelling director, at Aviva Investors. Interview by Vincent Huck

IAR Americas: CIOs discuss how and where to take smart risks

At the Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2019 conference, four CIOs of insurance companies gave their views on taking smart risks. In the second of a two-part series, they discuss the processes they use and how they characterise their alternative portfolios. Compiled by Vincent Huck

IAR Americas: Are we in an atypical credit cycle?

At the Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2019 conference, four CIOs of insurance companies gave their views on taking smart risks. In the first of a two-part series, they discuss the nature of the current credit cycle and where they find relative value. Compiled by Vincent Huck