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PRA proposes simplifications to SII TMTP calculation

Proposals to simplify the Solvency II TMTP calculation have today been issued by the PRA in its latest consultation paper (CP)

Non-life insurers now allocating 25% to non-traditional assets

Non-life insurers are now allocating 25% to non-traditional assets, according to latest research

Mapfre/GLL real estate mutual fund invests €50m in Paris and Hamburg buildings

Spanish insurance giant, Mapfre, and GLL real estate mutual fund have invested €50m in two prime office buildings in Paris and Hamburg

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Civil society organisations urge Aviva to cease investing in Polish coal mines

Civil society organisations involved in the Unfriend Coal campaign have called on Aviva to immediately stop investing in Polish coal companies

Generali Group general manager Frédéric de Courtois elected vice-president of Insurance Europe

Generali Group general manager Frédéric de Courtois has been elected vice-president of Insurance Europe for a three-year term

Old Mutual suspends CEO due to ‘material breakdown in trust’

Insurance giant Old Mutual has suspended its CEO due to a “material breakdown in trust”

Working Group publishes framework to better manage exposure to physical climate risks

A cross-industry specialist working group consisting of representatives across the general insurance market has published a framework for practitioners to use to assess the physical risk to insurance liabilities from climate change risk

Hong Kong launches inaugural green bond

Hong Kong has announced the successful issuance of a $1bn inaugural green bond under its Government Green Bond Programme

Johnson hopes for UK insurance firm EU penetration boost

UK insurance companies do not have as much penetration in the EU markets as is hoped for, Boris Johnson has said, whilst remaining hopeful of a post-Brexit EU insurance deal

African insurance leaders/UN Environment agree on key collaborative initiatives for sustainable development

African insurance industry leaders and UN Environment have agreed on key collaborative initiatives in the region to drive economic, social and environmental sustainability

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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

European insurance companies renumeration

European Loans 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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