Markets, economy, stocks, growth, global, fixed income, international, asset classes
Market downturn, bear market
Investors are concerned about the deterioration of corporate debt quality, marked by lower credit ratings and a large share of covenant-lite issuance in the loan market.
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This paper examines the U.S. commercial mortgage loan (CML) market and U.S. insurers’ investments in CMLs.
In this paper, we assess the potential risks associated with such a strategy by stressing capital requirements using spread-implied ratings.
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.
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.
Bond yields remain at or near historic lows around the world, leading to a substantial increase in the value of pension plan liabilities.