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Aegon sets aside €85m for asset allocation

The discovery of errors in Aegon's asset management operations in the United States has led the firm to take a €85m provision in Q4 2017 for a potential settlement

Secret £300bn life insurance merger plans between Lloyds and SLA scrapped

A secret life insurance merger plan between Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Life Aberdeen has reportedly fallen apart after advanced talks

Time running out to claim £100 Insurance Asset Management Club discount

Only a few days remain for readers to make the most out of the £100 discount to join the Insurance Asset Management Club

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Weighted average SCR ratio of insurers across Europe at 236%

The weighted average SCR ratio of insurers across Europe is 236% for Q2 2017

Bank Rate maintained at 0.5% after ‘market wobbles’

The Bank of England’s MPC has voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Rate at 0.5%

Central Bank orders CBL Insurance Europe to cease writing business

The Central Bank has issued a direction to CBL Insurance Europe instructing it to cease writing business with immediate effect, until further notice

Ageas’s SII ratio moves further ahead of 175% target at 196%

Ageas’s group SII ratio was up from 191% at the end of 2016 to 196% for FY17, according to the Belgian insurer’s latest results, well above the 175% target

Traditional insurance not ‘systemically risky’ – Insurance Europe

Traditional insurance is not systemically risky and systemic risk from individual insurers can only originate from a very limited number of activities undertaken on a large scale in the wrong conditions, according to Insurance Europe’s response to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors' (IAIS) pre-consultation on an activities-based approach (ABA) to systemic risk

FCA launches call for input on the use of technology to achieve smarter regulatory reporting

The FCA has today announced that it is seeking views on how technology can make it easier for firms to meet their regulatory reporting requirements and improve the quality of the information they provide

Generali announces plans to divest €2bn from coal

Generali has announced plans to divest €2bn from coal, as part of its climate change strategy, but is not following AXA, Zurich and SCOR in restricting underwriting

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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

Winners 2017

HSBC video interview
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC's global head of insurance segment Andries Hoekema and head of insurance business EMEA Deepak Seeburrun about Solvency II optimisation
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