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Coronavirus slump: the good, the bad and the ugly

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.

The Secret CIO on COVID-19

As markets sink, a chief investment officer at a European insurer tells Vincent Huck how the pandemic is affecting its thinking.

Finding the rewards in low interest rates

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

Asia Pacific: a chief economist perspective

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.

South Korean insurers in the low rates storm

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.