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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

Fossilised investments

The US insurers' portfolios remain heavily skewed to oil, gas and coal assets. Even as the clamour for net-zero grows, where is the insurance business going with fossil fuels? Sarfraz Thind reports

Insurers stocking up

Insurers are a safe, staid bunch by nature. But even in this world of conservatism, there is always room for a little bit of riskier investing. So where have insurers been keeping their "naughty" equity investments? Sarfraz Thind reports

Comment: What about the 'how' of net zero?

As insurers pledge allegiance to the net-zero kingdom, for all their willingness and honesty, the 'how' of reaching carbon neutrality remains a mystery, Vincent Huck writes.