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US insurer grows reinsurance premiums 9.7%

US insurer, SCOR, has grown its P&C reinsurance premiums by 9.7% at constant exchange rates at the January 2019 renewals, from €2.9bn to €3.2bn

Premium income in German insurance exceeds €200bn for first time

Premium income in the German insurance space has exceeded €200bn for the first time, Germany trade body, GDV, has said

Aviva seeks approval from High Court over €9bn asset transfer amid Brexit worries

British life insurer, Aviva, is seeking approval from the High Court of England and Wales for the transfer of assets totalling €9bn from the UK to its Irish subsidiary

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UK economic growth slows to 0.2% in Q4 2018

UK economic growth slowed to just 0.2% in the final quarter of 2018, while quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed after a strong third quarter where it grew 0.6%, new data has revealed

Only 3% of European investors meet stewardship responsibilities

Investors across Europe are at risk of ignoring their role as responsible stewards as only 3 per cent believe their organisation already meets the requirements of the Shareholder Rights Directive II, new research from Hermes Investment Management has revealed

AIG reports net losses of $622m and net investment income falls

US insurer AIG reported a net loss of $622m for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $6.7bn in the prior-year quarter

Chubb sees profits tumble to $355m; down 75%

Chubb saw profits tumble to $355m for the fourth quarter of 2018, down more than 75% compared with the same period last year, as property insurance losses exceeded expectations

EIOPA chair emphasises importance of cross-border insurance for customers and economy

The importance of the cross-border insurance model for customer choice and the European economy, and the importance of consistent supervision across the EU have been emphasised by EIOPA chair Gabriel Bernardino

CBI’s Sibley moots two additional areas to be included in SII Call for Advice

Central Bank of Ireland deputy governor Ed Sibley has mooted two additional areas to be included in the scope of the Call for Advice around Solvency II

Dutch equity funds making the biggest loss ever

The price fall on stock exchanges at the end of last year has caused the biggest loss ever in Dutch investment institutions



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Real estate debt: how to target better outcomes from private debt investment

Careful underwriting of real estate debt can provide downside protection for insurers’ portfolios as the market cycle turns, says M&G’s Real Estate Debt Finance director Duncan Batty

Insurance Europe 'puzzled' by length of EIOPA's stress test recommendations

Insurance Europe is 'puzzled' by the long list of supervisory actions recommended by EIOPA arising from its latest stress test report

'Double-hit' scenario to cause €160bn EU insurer balance sheet plunge

A 'double-hit' scenario across Europe is to have a negative impact worth €160bn on the undertakings balance-sheets of EU-wide insurers and for a 'low-for-long' scenario an impact of €100bn, according to EIOPA's latest insurance stress test report

Real estate debt: a compelling investment case for insurers

Insurance companies are increasingly seeking investments that offer both attractive returns and make efficient use of capital. A growing number are recognising the valuable role that real estate debt – specifically senior mortgages on commercial property – can play within a core fixed income portfolio – and the multiple benefits it can offer large-scale investors with longer investment horizons and capacity to accept illiquidity


Emerging Market Debt
Editor Adam Cadle talks to BNP Paribas Asset Management head of emerging markets debt Bryan Carter about the asset class and the opportunities in this space

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HSBC: Asian credit
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC Global Asset Management global head of insurance segment Andries Hoekema and head of insurance business EMEA Deepak Seeburrun about investing in Asian credit for European insurers
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