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RISK

Investment risk management in the insurance sector is unique, underpinned by stringent regulatory regimes, demanding portfolio risk policies, evolving reporting procedures, and analytical solutions. Here we provide insight and expert perspectives on how those responsible for risk management are meeting existing and emerging demands on their organisations.

How important is liquidity for insurers when interest rates are low?

Dr Christian Dahmen, Chief Risk Officer at New Re explores how persistently low interest rates are impacting insurers and why illiquid assets are growing in popularity

CIO view: the trick to getting global credit investments right

Erik Ranberg, Chief Investment Officer at Gjensidige explores how insurers can manage the transition to global credit and what needs to be considered in terms of hedging

Case study: How one insurer adapted its operations to cope with market volatility

Jos Gilsbers, Head of Balanced Portfolios at ASR Nederland Insurance shares how his firm has dealt with the investment volatility resulting from Covid-19.

How coronavirus is affecting insurance linked security investments

ILS weathered the Global Financial Crisis and is likely to continue be an attractive asset class going forward, says Nikki Hall-Jones, Director of Investments at Willis Towers Watson

Risk insight: a long road to normal and more fiscal interventions

Jérôme Haegeli, Group Chief Economist at Swiss Re, explores why there will be no return to economic normality anytime soon and his predictions for more central bank interventions this year

Risk insight: recession looms and investors face a protracted recovery

Jérôme Haegeli, Group Chief Economist at Swiss Re, explains why the incoming recession may be deepest seen in a lifetime and says there are big paradigm shifts in the making

Why ESG investing is more than a "fad" for insurers

The three biggest risks for insurance investors that ignore ESG

Risk insight: insurance investors must prepare for the deepest global recession on record

Jérôme Haegeli, Group Chief Economist at Swiss Re, says 2020 could see the deepest recession on record and recovery will be protracted despite huge fiscal stimulus.

Insurance Asset-Liability Management: time to reduce duration

Eddy Verbiest, PhD, Assets & Liabilities Manager, compares the merits of various allocations when it comes to meeting insurance liabilities
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