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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.

No hunt for yield Down Under

While Europe's underwriters are beset by the plague of low yields - epitomised by Swiss debt where yields on maturities out to 50 years are now uniformly negative - the picture is much more mixed in Australia. David Walker reports

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

Emerging markets outlook infected by a virus

Easing in geopolitical tensions combined with encouraging economic factors suggest a good year ahead for emerging markets, but will insurers take the bait considering economic disruptions from the latest coronavirus outbreak? Stephanie Harris and Vincent Huck report