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Europe’s last push before Merkel’s farewell

2020-07-02T09:12:04+00:002 July 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

Gonzalo de Cadenas-Santiago, director of Economic and Financial Research at MAPFRE Economics   On July 1, Germany will take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, and it seems this may be a precarious departure for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on the last lap of her political career. Germany has been at [...]

MAPFRE AM and GSI launch a social impact fund with a first goal of 50 million to finance companies

2020-07-02T07:07:09+00:002 July 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

• The vehicle will invest in short- and medium-term debt from companies in sub-Saharan Africa and emerging countries • Santa Comba (GSI shareholder group) and MAPFRE are making the initial capital contribution and MAPFRE AM will act as investment advisor   MAPFRE AM, the manager of the insurance group, and Global Social Impact Investments SGIIC (GSI) [...]

The Fundamental Law of Active Management

2020-07-02T06:52:59+00:002 July 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

 Ismael García Puente, Investment Manager & Fund Selector In 1989, Richard Grinold published an article titled "The Fundamental Law of Active Management," in which he proposed an easy way to predict a fund manager's chances of outperforming their benchmark in terms of profitability. According to the Berkeley University professor, a manager's success, or lack thereof, is [...]

“ESG funds are outperforming traditional indices during this crisis”

2020-07-02T06:45:48+00:002 July 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

Eduardo Ripollés, Institutional Sales Director at MAPFRE AM, took part in a round table organized by Funds People on How is COVID-19 affecting different sectors? He shared his thoughts with experts from other firms, including Abante Asesores, Inversis Gestión, Tressis and DNB AM. The insurance group's management company is firmly committed to socially responsible investment. More [...]

“Corporate results are becoming the most important variable for investors”

2020-07-02T13:04:59+00:001 July 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

The outlook for markets remains unclear, though they no longer provoke the feelings of anxiety felt in the worst moments of the pandemic. So far this year, the IBEX 35 has decreased 25 percent and is straggling behind other European benchmark indices. Alberto Matellán, Chief Economist at MAPFRE Inversión, explains in an interview for "A Media [...]

MAPFRE RE collaborates with KOVRR to manage cyber risk accumulations

2020-07-01T10:45:54+00:001 July 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

  MAPFRE RE aims to leverage Kovrr’s portfolio management solution for analyzing accumulated cyber risk exposure in cyber (re)insurance treaties.   MAPFRE RE, the reinsurance unit of MAPFRE Group, a global insurance and reinsurance provider, today announced that it is collaborating with Kovrr, a cyber risk modeling company to advance their capabilities for assessing accumulated cyber [...]

MAPFRE commits to the UN standards of conduct for business relating to LGBTI people

2020-06-30T11:11:18+00:0030 June 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

A step further in the company's commitment to respecting human rights and equal opportunities MAPFRE has adopted the UN Standards of Conduct for Business for Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex (LGBTI) People. By adopting these standards, MAPFRE is committing to respecting the human rights of LGBTI colleagues, clients and members of [...]

MAPFRE remains one of the top 25 companies in Latin America in terms of reputation, according to Merco

2020-06-30T08:25:24+00:0030 June 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

The Group's score of 5,565 points secured it the top position in the insurance industry ranking MAPFRE maintains its position at number 21 in the list of companies with the best reputation in Latin America, according to the latest MERCO (Corporate Reputation Business Monitor) ranking. Furthermore, the Group scored 5,565 points, putting it at the top [...]

“Over the past three months, we have mastered how to deal with emotions as investors”

2020-06-25T12:42:22+00:0025 June 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

Luis García, Equity Portfolio Director at MAPFRE AM, participated in the first online roundtable organized by Zona Value, called Adapting to new investment philosophies due to new market disruption. The manager presented the MAPFRE AM Behavioral Fund, a behavioral economics mutual fund whose main objective is to take advantage of inefficiencies caused by the behavior of [...]

“Good investment lets you sleep easy”

2020-06-25T12:01:17+00:0025 June 2020|Categories: Corporate News|

Macroeconomic data continues to set market pace. This week, the ifo Business Climate Index in Germany was again better than expected, as was also the case for the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). But, as Alberto Matellán, Chief Economist at MAPFRE Inversión, explains in an interview for "A Media Sesión" on Radio Intereconomía, "we must consider the [...]