If the pandemic has any silver lining, it is in boosting the prominence of the social aspect of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. David Walker investigates this 'elevation', and whether it will outlast the virus it is being rallied to combat.
Elizabeth Gillam, head of EU government relations and public policy at Invesco, discusses the European Union re-prioritisation of work streams in light of the COVID-19 crisis, and why sustainability will come out on top. Interview by Vincent Huck
Elisabeth Stadler, chief executive of Vienna Insurance Group, has been one of the industry's most long-standing advocates of social investing - the "S" in ESG. As combating COVID-19 heightens the general awareness of socially-minded investing, she discusses the topic with David Walker
Asset managers are reporting tales of firms gearing up to take advantage of the opportunities in the market. But when push comes to shove how easy is it to react? Sarfraz Thind explores the psychology of investing in a COVID-19 environment.
New regulatory guidelines in China for insurers' asset management products could electrify the once contentious $400bn market. David Walker reports
Stuart Jarvis looks at how reporting rules have developed and why they are tightening, and how insurers can approach investment decisions in the new ALM landscape.
Investment markets look for brighter days even while the gloomiest persist. Some insurers' chief investment officers are doing the same, as David Walker reports
Insurance Asset Risk surveyed the industry to find out how it is rethinking asset allocation in the wake of COVID-19's impact on the economy and financial markets. Vincent Huck presents the results
Could European underwriters have a thing or two to learn from their Chinese counterparts when it comes to transparency in their reporting? David Walker takes a closer look
With lower ratings than their developed market counterparts and potential economic dependencies to oil, emerging markets are on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. It is raising questions for insurers' allocation to the asset class. Vincent Huck reports