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Sustainable investment not core investment consideration for institutional investors 

Investing sustainably remains a minor factor in the investment decision-making process despite institutional investors’ expectations it will grow in importance, Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2018 has found

SCOR spurns $9.6bn takeover from Covea

French reinsurer SCOR has spurned a $9.6bn takeover from Covea, it has emerged

Reinsurers' earnings at new normal; sector outlook stable

Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook for the global reinsurance sector to stable from negative, on the belief that earnings have settled at a "new normal", with return on capital likely to be more modest but less volatile than before

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Lloyds Banking Group to set up subsidiary in Luxembourg serving life insurance customers

Lloyds Banking Group is to reportedly set up a subsidiary in Luxembourg to allow it to serve life insurance customers in the EU after Brexit

Lloyd’s of London’s profits halve in first half of year

Lloyd’s of London’s aggregated market profit was £0.6bn for the first six months of 2018, down from £1.2bn in June 2017, according to its latest interim report

Apollo to buy Aspen for $2.6bn

Aspen Insurance Holdings has enters into a definitive agreement to be acquired by certain investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.6bn

AXA Investment Managers boosts its ESG integration efforts

As the demand for ESG continues to grow from clients’, and following the strategic decision to integrate ESG analysis across its investment platforms, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has announced it is moving to the next phase of its Responsible Investment (RI) capabilities

Fossil fuel divestment funds soar to more than $6trn

The funds committed to fossil fuel divestment now total more than $6trn (£4.6trn), with nearly 1,000 institutional investors pledging to leave the asset class alone, according to a new report from Arabella Advisors

Insurance Asset Management Awards 2018 - shortlist announced

The Insurance Asset Management Awards 2018 shortlist has been revealed

Alternative income assets ‘cognisant’ of Solvency II, says Schroders

Recently, Schroders ALM director Wojciech Herchel stated that the firm is seeing “continued interest from insurers in alternative income assets”, adding that the features are “cognisant” of Solvency II requirements

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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

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

Infrastructure investment interest growing among insurers; supply problems remain

Europe's insurers are becoming increasingly interested in infrastructure assets, but more action is required by policymakers to unlock future potential investment, according to a survey conducted by Insurance Europe

ETFs roundtable

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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HSBC: Solvency II
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC Global Asset Management global head of insurance segment Andries Hoekema and head of insurance business EMEA Deepak Seeburrun about Solvency II optimisation
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