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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.

SFDR phase II spurs downgrade trend

The number of ESG-compliant fund downgrades up in light of 1 January SFDR requirement changes, a pattern to continue watching in Q1 2023.

Megatrends and public debt: an extinction of safe assets?

Xavier Debrun, member of the European Fiscal Board, discusses megatrends in public debt investing and the question of a mass extinction of safe assets.

Investors should watch US municipal bonds in 2023

Investment teams at insurers must be aware of the added benefits and growing investment interest in US municipal bonds.

2023 outlook: inflation, recessions, and fixed income opportunities

Heading into 2023, industry leaders predict peaking inflation and a reliance on fixed income in developed markets.

1/1 renewals: Inflation means uncertainty for reinsurance pricing

With January renewal period approaching, reinsurers express concern over the effects of inflation and other market conditions going into 2023.

Insurers slow on promised biodiversity progress

COP15 kicked off last week in Montreal but the industry remains tight-lipped on concrete actions even as the conference moves to its second week.

Inflation is still a concern for investors

Inflation is one of the top concerns for the investment industry, with continued uncertainty and eyes turned toward potential regulations from central banks.

Italian and French insurance markets under pressure in 2023

The latest analysis shows the Italian insurance market ‘deteriorating’ in 2023, with worsening credit fundamentals for the French market.

Autumn Statement: implications for insurance investors

With the release of the Autumn budget, insurance investors see business tax increase, Solvency II changes, and continued investment in energy efficiency and decarbonisation.
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