The life assurance sector recorded a 311 percent surge in equities investments. POSITIVE performance on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has spurred asset bases of local life assurance companies, as the sector closed the first quarter with an asset base of $2,82 billion, it has emerged. Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) pensions manager Nhau Chivingira last week said life assurers — who mostly invest in markets on behalf of their clients — saw a surge in asset base following the ZSE’s bullrun last year. “The ZSE bullrun drove asset bases with the assurers closing 2017 with an asset base of $2,5 billion. While they closed the first quarter with $2,82 billion, this is in comparison to…