European insurers maintained their solvency position during 2022 despite losses on fixed income and equity investments, according to the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) Joint Committee Reporton risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system
China’s new financial regulator, the National Administration of Financial Regulation (NAFR), has reduced the risk weighting it attaches to insurance companies’ holdings of blue-chip shares and tech stocks, encouraging them to invest more in the country’s lagging stock market
Adam Cadle speaks to Jon Mawby, Head of Investment Grade Credit at Pictet Asset Management, about navigating the credit markets given yields have fallen to low levels over the past decades, whilst interest rate duration risk has continued to rise.
Portfolio optimisation in today’s challenging market environment
Adam Cadle speaks to Dr Laura Ryan, Head of Research at Ardea Investment Management, about the firm’s insurance asset allocation optimisation tool and the reasons for developing it
Opportunities in alternative fixed income
Adam Cadle speaks to Frank Meijer, Head of Alternative Fixed Income at Aegon Asset Management, about the key opportunities within the alternative fixed income space and how insurers can access these.
Why are government bonds so important when thinking about climate change?
Adam Cadle speaks to Dr Laura Ryan, Head of Research, Ardea Investment Management, about the importance of government bonds and climate change, and how the scope of impact and potential for change couldn't be greater
The role ETFs can play in the ESG journey for insurers
Justin Wheeler, Head of UK iShares Asset Owner Distribution at BlackRock, and Mark Guirey, Head of EMEA Insurance Segment and UK Asset Owner Client Coverage at MSCI, discuss the drivers behind growth in this area, market reactions to COVID-19, and the role of indexing
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Editor Adam Cadle talks to BNP Paribas Asset Management head of pension solutions Julien Halfon about investing in diversified private credit
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