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Moody’s Analytics Launches Asset-Liability Management Tool for Insurance Investment

Moody’s Analytics has launched an asset-liability management (ALM) solution for insurance companies called of RiskIntegrity™ Investment Insight. The new tool combines data and modeling capabilities from across Moody’s Analytics to help insurers to build liability-aware investment portfolios and better evaluate …

Wall Street Faces $22 Trillion Ticking Carbon Time Bomb

The clock is ticking for banks, insurers and asset managers still providing support to oil, gas and coal producers. It’s not just the moral imperative—that fossil-fuel use is destroying the atmosphere and life on Earth with it. It’s that their …

Insurers to Hike Private Market Investments; Environmental Focus Grows: BlackRock

GLASGOW / NEW YORK – Insurers plan to increase their allocations to private markets to 14% from 11% over the next two years in the hunt for yield, as they add more money to environmentally focused investment funds, BlackRock Inc …

Life Insurance Sector at Risk if Bond Yields Rise Sharply: IMF

The life insurance industry is at risk if there is a sharp rise in bond yields, with an extreme situation potentially causing insurers to liquidate investments reaching $1 trillion in the United States and Europe, the International Monetary Fund warned …

China’s Regulator Probing Ping An Insurance’s Property Investments: Reuters

SHANGHAI — China’s banking and insurance sector regulator is probing Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd.’s investments in the property market, two people with knowledge of the matter said, after the firm took a big profit hit from …

Liberty Mutual Weighing Options, Delays Australian Coal Mine Project

MELBOURNE — U.S. insurer Liberty Mutual will not be filing an environmental impact assessment for a coal project in Australia, it said on Friday, missing a deadline as it weighs alternatives for the proposed mine. Community groups worried about pollution …

P/C Insurance Firms Lead as Global Insurtech Investment Soars to $2.55B in Q1

Global investment in the insurtech sector reached a new quarterly high of US$2.55 billion during the first quarter of 2021. The number of mega-rounds reached eight, more than any other three-month period, according to the new Quarterly InsurTech Briefing from …

UK to Set Up Green Finance Hubs to Encourage Banks, Insurers to Invest in Renewables

The UK will set up green finance hubs in Leeds and London as part of efforts to encourage lenders and insurers to invest in renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. The two cities will host the new UK Centre for Greening …

Berkshire Hathaway Discloses $499M Investment in Marsh & McLennan

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday announced two major new investments, revealing an $8.6 billion stake in the phone company Verizon Communications Inc. and a $4.1 billion stake in oil company Chevron Corp. The investments were disclosed in a …

Insurers May Cut Allocations to Poorly Performing Hedge Fund Investment Sector

Having complained for years about hedge funds’ high fees and lackluster performance, insurance firms may be preparing to cut allocations to the sector after its poor performance during recent market upheaval left many of them nursing losses. That would be …