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James River Not Afraid to Take on Uber, Riskier Assets

The insurer that ridesharing service Uber Technologies Inc. uses to protect drivers and passengers is going public, promoting how it’s more willing than competitors to invest in junk-rated loans. James River Group Holdings Ltd. outlined its strategy this way in …

European Insurers Shifting Investments Into Loan Market, Acting Like Banks: Moody’s

European insurers such as Allianz SE and Axa SA are shifting investments into the loan market, taking business from banks that are being forced to increase capital and meet tougher regulations, Moody’s Investors Service said. The insurance companies are moving …

Zurich Insurance Boosts Investment in Clean Energy Bonds

Zurich Insurance Group AG, Switzerland’s biggest insurer, said it will spend as much as $1 billion on green bonds, making it the largest investor in such clean-power securities. The insurer has appointed BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager, to …

How Low Interest Rates Challenge Insurers and Affect Pricing

Property/casualty insurers say that principal preservation and total return are the most important objectives of their companies’ portfolio management, yet when asked about their satisfaction level with these two investment goals, their responses diverge.  In a survey of P/C carriers’ …