Not a single day passes without some new market revelation. Insurers are battening down the hatches but how bad is it and what damage has there been so far? Sarfraz Thind presents the good, the bad and the ugly of the market crash.
As markets sink, a chief investment officer at a European insurer tells Vincent Huck how the pandemic is affecting its thinking.
Analysis by Insurance Risk Data shows most countries' underwriters were adding equities in general accounts as virus risk approached. David Walker reports
Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta reflects on what we should expect from the Solvency II 2020 review based on past amendments of the Directive. So good or bad news?
Foresters Friendly Society's chief investment officer Corrado Pistarino explains why he believes it's a fallacy to think low interest rates constitute "unrewarded risk". Interview by Vincent Huck
Manulife IM investigates what was once only an alternate reality, of negative-yielding debt, for fixed income investors and gives some suggestions as to how investors can solve the problem. Sarfraz Thind reports
The WEF global risks report is out! So what? Vincent Huck asks
While Moody's and S&P's 2020 outlooks for the European insurance industry differ, both predict challenging times ahead for European underwriters. Vincent Huck reports
Clarence Wong, chief economist and head of economic research & consulting for Swiss Re in Asia-Pacific, talks to Vincent Huck about the current trends in Asia and why insurers have not yet harnessed the investment opportunities of the Greater Bay Area or the Belt & Road Initiative.
Some South Korean insurers are making 1% too little from their investments to cover their promises. David Walker reports on the investment challenges the industry faces, and how it is coping.