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Phoenix Group announces £653m cash generation and Solvency II surplus of £1.8bn

Phoenix Group has announced a “strong” set of results for 2017, including cash generation of £653m, almost a £200m increase over 2016’s results. As a result of this, the group is expecting to achieve between £1bn and £1.2bn in cash generation for the two year period between 2017 and 2018

Prudential to demerge from M&G Prudential

Prudential is set to separate from M&G Prudential to create two separately-listed companies

UK running out of time to negotiate Brexit deal ‘covering everything’

The Exiting the European Union Committee (the committee) has recently made recommendations with regards to the draft withdrawal agreement, among fears that a Brexit deal “covering everything” cannot be negotiated by October 2018, the deadline set by the UK and the EU

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May: ‘We are not looking for passporting in financial services’

The UK government is “not looking for passporting” in financial services, Prime Minister Theresa May has said

90,000 people call on Generali to end support for coal

More than 90,000 people are calling on Generali to end its support for coal

Amundi launches largest green bond fund

The Amundi Planet Emerging Green One (EGO) fund has been successfully launched, creating the world’s largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets. The fund, which closed at $1.42bn, is expected to deploy $2bn into emerging markets green bonds over its lifetime, as proceeds are reinvested during seven years

UK and EU reach agreement over Brexit transition period

Business groups have welcomed the agreement over the Brexit transition period, but they have urged negotiators to tackle the challenge faced with agreeing on a future trading relationship

Russia’s ‘rapid’ premium growth in life insurance to slow from tighter conduct regulation

Tighter conduct regulation may slow the rapid premium growth in Russia's life insurance sector, Fitch Ratings has said in a new report

French life insurance premiums increase by €2bn YOY

French life insurance premiums were estimated to be at €13.3bn in January 2018, a vast increase over the £11.3bn posted in January 2017, according to latest statistics from the French Insurance Federation

‘More efforts to harmonise VAT in the EU are needed’ – Insurance Europe

Insurance Europe recently issued a position paper to highlight the fact that “more efforts to harmonise VAT in the EU are needed”, particularly in the Financial Services sector

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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


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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HSBC: Asian credit
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC's 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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