From slower growth in the US and China, to the huge rollback of central bank purchasing, the global investment environment is in a perilous state that leaves insurers in need of knowing their weakest links, according to Legal & General Investment Managers. Adam Leach reports on the outlook for 2019 of its CIO and deputy CIO
As a no-deal Brexit hovers over the financial industry like the sword of Damocles, sovereign holdings could be a bigger risk for the solvency positions of UK insurers' than for their European rivals. The Association of British Insurers wants the regulator to act, and fast
Attempts by Ryanair earlier this week to temper shareholder unrest over its governance arrangements are showing early signs of a bumpy landing with shareholders, including insurers asset management affiliates, Adam Leach reports.
Every investment has an impact, so what is meant by ‘impact investing’ and how can one measure the impact of an investment. Vincent Huck reports on a new measurement framework launched by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Transition to a CPI linker market is gaining traction, according to an enquiry by the UK House of Lords, but any changes would shift the balance between winners and losers, and some like Legal & General Investment Management are keen to keep the status quo, Adam Leach reports.
Jean-Jacques Duchamp, deputy chief executive officer of Crédit Agricole Assurances, discusses the group’s asset allocation strategy and why coal is not off its agenda yet. Interview by Vincent Huck
A panel of five investment professionals share their thoughts on how to make the most out of sustainable investments and identify the challenges that lie ahead. Compiled by Adam Leach
Investment professionals have given a mixed reaction to draft EU rules on integrating sustainability in the fiduciary duty of investment firms and insurers. These rules are tied to another piece of legislation currently being designed and whose outcome could lead to significant change… or further greenwashing. Vincent Huck reports
Erick Decker, CIO for the Mediterranean and LATAM regions at Axa, tells Vincent Huck how asset managers’ fiduciary duty has evolved because of the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria in the investment process.
Prashant Sharma, head of international fixed income insurance at JP Morgan Asset Management, predicts a slowdown in growth for 2019, but all is not lost for insurers’ assets and a bit of forward thinking and preparation could help the resilience of their investments in the case of a downturn.