Lending, borrowing and investing in a negative rate world
On June 20-21, we attended the 2019 IFRS conference in London to stay informed on important regulatory issues affecting the insurance industry today.
Global capital requirements and systemic risk within the insurance industry dominated the conversation at this year’s NAIC International Insurance Forum.
In this paper, we assess the potential risks associated with such a strategy by stressing capital requirements using spread-implied ratings.
Reaching for yield, which we define as buying bonds with wider spreads after controlling for sector and rating impacts, is a topic that frequently arises in the life insurance industry.