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SimCorp on the investment technology drive

As insurers push further into the asset management space, investment technology will become ever more critical to business performance. Klaus Holse, CEO of SimCorp, talks to Sarfraz Thind about how the firm is helping insurers grow their investment operations.

Five minutes with: Gjensidige's CIO Erik Ranberg

Norwegian insurer's chief investment officer talks to Insurance Asset Risk about his concerns regarding real rates, a lack of duration in the bond market, regulatory ambiguity, political risk and the need for active management. Asa Gibson reports

The unorthodox CIO behind MetLife's expansion

MetLife's CIO Steve Goulart manages one of the biggest and most diverse insurance asset portfolios in the US. While the insurer is feeling the pinch of low interest rates, its diversification has helped to calm some of the yield pressure. Sarfraz Thind reports

Sega drives Conning to new frontiers

Rich Sega has been driving Conning towards a more diversified asset base to meet the challenges that US insurers face in the low yield environment. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about the shifting demands of US insurers.

Talanx's CIO Thomas Mann focuses on idiosyncratic risk

Talanx's CIO Thomas Mann focuses on idiosyncratic risk

Diversification is key to defending your company against the unknowns like the ones that Mann faced during the 2008 crisis. That experience was crucial. "You learn how to protect your assets," he tells Sarfraz Thind

Generali embarks on more active investment policy

Generali embarks on more active investment policy

Generali has been seeking to expand its investment horizons in a bid to combat the impact of low European interest rates. But the pace of change is slow and Solvency II's stringent capital rules are partly to blame, as the company's EMEA CIO, Andreas Hoffmann, explains to Sarfraz Thind