The CIO of Swiss insurer Zurich and CEO of Swedish pension fund Alecta flag their growing corporate debt concerns and outline their response strategies.
Two chief investment officers have left the Swiss insurer – one who ran its Hong Kong and Singapore portfolios and the other who oversaw the UK life assets.
The Swiss insurer’s CIO for Hong Kong and Singapore wants to buy longer-dated bonds to better match the firm’s assets to its liabilities. But that's easier said than done.
The Swiss insurer's Hong Kong and Singapore businesses are looking to buy illiquid alternatives for the first time, despite the relatively meagre returns on offer.
The insurer has the geographic and skills advantage to become a group hub for Islamic investments, its chief investment officer said.
After a turbulent 2018, slowing global growth and ongoing trade frictions between the world's two largest economies could continue to cast a pall on markets in 2019, says Andrey Fomin.