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ASSET MANAGEMENT
US Fed Rate Hikes, Ukraine Invasion And Lingering COVID-19 Inject Volatility into Bonds

Without a crystal ball to see what the Federal Reserve has in store in its inflation fight, coupled with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and stubborn COVID-era supply chain problems, the bond market is seeing volatility rise.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • June 2022

LIFE INSURANCE
US Interest Rates, Excess Capital Drive Life Insurers’ M&A Push

The COVID-19 pandemic taught the industry a thing or two about core vs. non-core businesses and instilled a willingness to deploy capital to either shed or grow segments through M&As, observers say.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • June 2022

Asset Management & ESG Imperative

Insurance executives and industry experts discuss how social change is driving opportunity.

Go to www.bestreview.com/asset22 to watch the full lineup of programs in Asset Management & ESG Imperative.


ASSET MANAGEMENT & ESG
ESG Under Insurance Regulatory Spotlight

U.S. and U.K. environmental, social and governance oversight raises litigation challenges for insurers.

  • John Weber
  • May 2022

ASSET MANAGEMENT & ESG
Focus on ESG Expands Beyond Environmental, Energy

Diversity, equity and inclusion along with sustainable investing are top of mind in the insurance industry.

  • Lori Chordas
  • May 2022

ASSET MANAGEMENT & ESG
For ESG Investors, It’s Getting Easier to Be Green

The environmental, social and governance movement raises many challenges for insurers, including: Do green investments come at the expense of return and a whole raft of future uncertainties?

  • John Weber
  • May 2022

LIFE INSURANCE
Interest Rate Increases Posing New Challenges for Life Insurers

The Federal Reserve started increasing interest rates, something the life insurance industry sought for years. Fine-tuned investment portfolios, record capitalization and growth could make rate hikes less important than initially thought.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • May 2022

INSURTECHS
Connecticut, UK to Create an ‘InsurTech Corridor’

The partnership’s goal is to knock down regulatory barriers and determine market access.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • May 2022

PROTECTION & INDEMNITY CLUBS
Marine Mutuals North P&I, Standard Club in Merger Talks

If approved by the membership, the formal merger of both clubs is expected to close by Feb. 20, 2023.

  • David Pilla
  • May 2022

RISK MANAGEMENT (WEB ONLY)
Insurtech Exec: ‘Holistic’ Approach Is Key for Risk Managers as Offices Reopen

Risk managers have to ensure "that you have a happy workforce holistically" because many employees are at home and working longer hours, said Emilio Figueroa, chief insurance officer, Foresight.

  • Tom Davis
  • April 2022

RISK MANAGEMENT (WEB ONLY)
App Addresses Workers' Compensation, Safety and COVID-19 Issues

The Foresight Group provides Safesite, a risk management and safety platform that the insurtech says can help save lives, spur safety in workplaces and provide more cost-effective policies.

  • Tom Davis
  • April 2022

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Spotlight on ESG Widens to Social Concerns

The May issue includes a special presentation on ESG that aired on AM Best TV in April. Other coverage includes a look at insurtech innovation, the impact of rising interest rates on life insurers and a ranking of P&I clubs.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • May 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Members of the International Group of P&I Clubs — 2022 Edition

Members were ranked by 2020 gross premiums written.

  • May 2022

APP STORE
App Helps Life Insurer Inspire, Reward Healthy Lifestyles

Foresters Go aims to redefine the industry through innovation, purpose and wellness.

  • Tom Davis
  • May 2022

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Sompo Names Leaders for Reorganized Expanded Insurance Business

Verisk appoints replacements for its retiring chairman and chief executive officer and United Fire Group launches a search for a successor to its departing CEO.

  • May 2022

AM BEST MULTIMEDIA
Panels to Discuss Developments in US Medical Professional Liability Sector and Auto Trends

Professionals also explore how data analytics and AI can be used to bring more of a human touch to insurance industry while also proactively assessing risks.

  • May 2022

WEB TRAFFIC
Visits to Websites of Insurers That Offer MPLI Coverage

Medical professional liability insurance is typically offered by specialized carriers but is still written by some large multiline insurers.

  • May 2022

PREFERRED PUBLISHER PROGRAM
In Other News ...

A roundup of news from publishers around the globe. Access to some sites may require registration or subscription.

  • May 2022

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