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Baloise acquires Belgian insurer for €480m

Baloise is acquiring the Belgian insurer Fidea NV for €480m from the Chinese Anbang Insurance Group, strengthening its position in the Belgian non-life and life insurance market

64% of European investors planning to dedicate more resources to ESG – BNP Paribas

Sixty-four per cent of European institutional investors are planning to dedicate more resources to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as a result of regulation, according to a survey by BNP Paribas

PRA sets out regulated fees and levies outline

The PRA is proposing to continue to apply a discount of 11% to the periodic fees payable by general insurance firms outside the scope of Solvency II, reallocating this cost across the other firms in the A3 fee block which are within the scope of Solvency II

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PRA to include climate change as part of mandatory stress testing

The PRA is to include climate change as part of its mandatory stress testing for UK insurers, according to its latest policy statement

EP adopts agreement helping to maintain EIOPA as main decision-making body

The European Parliament (EP) has adopted an agreement reached between EU institutions regarding the review of the European system of financial supervision, which will help to maintain EIOPA as the main decision-making body for the EU insurance industry

VIG plans to use strong solvency ratio of 239% as basis for growth

Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) is aiming to use strong capitalisation as a basis for growth, according to its latest financial results

LGIM warns of ‘climate catastrophe’ as it takes action against corporate boards

The fund management division of Legal and General (L&G),Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), is to continue to vote against boards where concerns remain around environmental-based issues

Canopius and AmTrust Lloyd's merger agreement signed

Canopius has today announced the signing of the definitive sale and purchase agreement that will see the merger of its Lloyd’s business with that of AmTrust at Lloyd’s, a division of AmTrust Financial, subject to regulatory approval

US insurance group to sell life companies

US based, Global Bankers Insurance Group (GBIG), has said it is looking to sell its US life insurance companies

PRA seeking input ahead of 2019 insurance stress test

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is seeking industry input ahead of its 2019 insurance stress test

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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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