News & Commentary

Adapting to the new realities of the credit cycle

There are many reasons why the credit cycle will never look the same again as the Covid-19 pandemic has added new layers of central bank intervention on top of the legacy interventions from the global financial crisis.

Government ups pressure on insurers to back infrastructure plans

The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have joined forces to challenge UK institutional investors to invest a greater proportion of their capital in long-term UK assets.

Figuring out the New Normal

Normality has been re-defined by the pandemic and no-one is sure what the New Normal will look like as we rebuild our old world. Will all the pieces still fit? How will investment strategies have to evolve?

UK’s Solvency II review gathers pace

The UK’s post-Brexit shake-up of Solvency II is gathering pace as the Treasury and the Prudential Regulation Authority have both given the clearest indication yet of their objectives, writes David Worsfold.

Olympic relief in sight for reinsurers

The world’s largest reinsurance groups will breathe a very heavy collective sigh of relief when the Olympic Games open in Tokyo on Friday, writes David Worsfold.

Green transition top of post-Covid agenda, but don't take your eye off inflation

In the latest of a new series of conversations with leading CIOs and other key figures in the insurance investment community, Michael Pratten, CIO at the Church of England Pensions Board, reflects with David Worsfold on some of the key learnings over the last year as we head for the New Normal.


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