In a recent webinar, we asked insurance industry experts how their investment teams can best plan to meet their return targets when facing a mixture of market volatility, low returns, a tenuous economic recovery and geopolitical uncertainty.
Artificial intelligence tools can help investors assess company emissions and identify those overstating their sustainable credentials, argues Ping An Insurance.
While most big Japanese insurers are maintaining their allocation to domestic stocks, Dai-ichi Life has said that it will slash its interest rate and equity risk by 20% by March 2024.
The Bermuda-based reinsurer plans to invest more into direct lending and private equity strategies, with a focus largely on the US but some exposure to Asia and Europe.
Some insurance executives are increasingly worried about the risks of fast-growing private asset exposure, while others are calling for looser capital rules around such investments.
Checking illiquid assets to find environmental, social and governance issues is harder than it is for listed securities, particularly when it come to credit portfolios, say investors.