Taxable municipal bonds, infrastructure debt and private placement debt are key areas that could help insurers meet the needs of their liability-driven dilemmas, Macquarie Investment Management head of insurance strategy and asset liability management Christopher Hanlon has underlined.
Insurers currently risk falling short on the returns needed to meet funding obligations to match expected liabilities in the low-yield environment, or take on so much risk that could prove perilous for their portfolios
The insurance industry could struggle to complete its Brexit preparations before the departure of the UK from the EU
Solvency II is "not working very well" for different forms of insurance products such as catastrophe bonds, and a consultation is underway to deal with this, PRA deputy governor for prudential regulation and chief executive officer Sam Woods has said
The overall risk margin of major UK life firms rose from around £30bn to nearly £44bn between January and September 2016, Prudential Regulation Authority executive director of insurance supervision David Rule has said
UK insurers have benefited to the tune of £60bn from matching adjustment and volatility adjustment waivers under Solvency II regulation
SCOR's estimated solvency ratio at 31 December 2016 stood at 225 per cent compared to 211 per cent at year-end 2015, according to its latest financial results