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ECONOMY | 24.06.2021

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The role of insurance in a post-COVID world

The global pandemic has led to a change in the behavioral patterns of society, and as a result, the insurance industry faces the challenge of dealing with these changes in the coming years. In a report issued through the Geneva Association, MAPFRE delves into the post-pandemic challenges of digitalization, the role of the public sector, sustainability and teleworking.

“Europe’s debt market is more involved than its American counterpart”

As the pandemic continues to unfold at varying regional speeds, investors remain on standby for upcoming central bank announcements. In an interview on Radio Intereconomía, Alberto Matellán, chief economist at MAPFRE Inversión, analyzes the debate on changes in monetary policy that is already taking place at the Fed and recommends that retail investors avoid focusing on technical knowledge and mathematical calculations.

“The asset management sector has indirectly benefited from the pandemic”

MAPFRE’s commitment to sustainability has been a centerpiece of how the company has acted for many years now, bringing the Group closer to socially responsible investments. José Luis Jiménez, group chief investment officer, explains in an interview with Actualidad Económica the current situation of the asset management unit which, through its investment strategies, recorded returns of between 10 and 27 percent over the course of 2020, outperforming the European benchmark indexes.

The EURO 2020 rekindles investors interest in sports

Football is in a very interesting position financially speaking after having passed the pandemic test. MAPFRE AM fund manager Luis García explains to Citywire the great investment opportunity in the sport and regrets that there are still no Spanish teams listed on the stock exchange, although he recognizes that it’s only a matter of time before the going-public phenomenon arrives in Spain.

The value of patience and flexibility

IAC’s strategic nature and temperance in its investment policy have led the American firm, run by Barry Diller, to enjoy numerous successes in recent years. The company is included in the MAPFRE US Forgotten Value Fund portfolio. In an article published in Forbes magazine, Jonathan Boyar, president of MAPFRE AM’s U.S. partner Boyar Value Group, discusses the importance of the long-term view in the fund’s investment decisions, which is up 20 percent year-to-date.

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