Over the past few years, real estate investors have constantly discussed the ���death of retail��� - put another way, as a greater share of consumer activity occurs online, the need for large, big-box retail properties has dwindled.
This is a trend that has already begun this year, with major EM central banks already enacting rate cuts, or at least postponing planned rate hikes.
On June 20-21, we attended the 2019 IFRS conference in London to stay informed on important regulatory issues affecting the insurance industry today.
Themes and implications from the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Investment Quarterly
When a central bank moves interest rates there are three transmissions mechanisms between how rate movements directly influence the real economy.
Global capital requirements and systemic risk within the insurance industry dominated the conversation at this year���s NAIC International Insurance Forum.
Over the last decade, investors have been incentivized to ���hunt for yield��� in riskier asset classes by unorthodox monetary policy, which sucked the yield out of traditional ���safe havens���.
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.
US economy, equities