Regional life insurers will seek to reweigh their portfolios to seek out sufficient returns in the low rate environment, reduce duration gaps and adapt to new capital rules.
Asian investors found fixed income appealing in the second quarter, but selective equity allocation might be a better bet for the rest of the year, say active investing experts.
The CIO of Swiss insurer Zurich and CEO of Swedish pension fund Alecta flag their growing corporate debt concerns and outline their response strategies.
Very few asset owners in Asia adopt environmental, social and governance principles in their fixed income portfolios. Credit rating agencies could play a key role in changing that.
Fears are rife over the potential impact of widespread downgrades of investment-grade corporate bonds on insurance portfolios.
Fitch Ratings will use a new system to study ESG factors for credit ratings, while Moody's warns environmental risks may cause $2.2 trillion of debt downgrades across 11 sectors.