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Be-rating the agencies

US insurance regulators are assessing the use of rating agencies in their risk capital adjudications—it could have significant implications for insurer assets. Sarfraz Thind reports

Interview with New York regulator's climate head

The NYDFS's unaugural climate change division superintendent, Nina Chen, talks through the regulator's plans to instigate better climate practices among insurers. Interview by Sarfraz Thind

Infrastructure: a very American need

US insurers have shown willingness to put money into infra - an exceptionally stable asset class. But they are being hamstrung by the antiquated regulatory capital structure in place. Sarfraz Thind reports

Net-zero on a transatlantic journey

The concept of net-zero investment portfolio is slowly reaching US shores. Abbie Wood takes the pulse of insurance investors' approach to the idea.

IAR Americas: Cautious optimism in credit markets

Since the health crisis of COVID-19 snowballed into an economic crisis, credit markets have seen their base shaken, but insurers retain some confidence, not without caution though. Vincent Huck reports

Road to sustainability not as straight as Route 66

The journey to sustainable investing will be longer and more arduous for US insurers than those in other geographies given the plethora of smaller, under-resourced companies in the country. Sarfraz Thind reports