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
Half of the world's largest asset managers are neglecting the ecological and social harms of their investments, according to a research by ShareAction. However, insurers' affiliates seem to be ahead of the curve. Vincent Huck 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?
Insurers should actively think about their muni bond holdings in light of increased climate change risk. Financial opportunities lie ahead for those acting now. Tim Antonelli writes
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
Asset managers expect economic activity to broadly recover after some short-term volatility. Sarfraz Thind reports.
While bond lending may not provide huge amounts of returns, in the current low yield environment that little extra could come in handy for insurers. David Turner reports
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
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