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Insurance Asset Management Awards 2018 – winners announced

The winners of the Insurance Asset Management Awards 2018 were announced last night at a gala ceremony at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London

Insurers should receive fair regulatory treatment according to their nature, scale and complexity, industry argues

Insurers around the world should receive fair regulatory treatment, according to their nature, scale and complexity, a conference of mutual and cooperative insurers will hear at the second joint AMICE-ICMIF regulatory event taking place in Paris today

French life insurance market record net inflows of €2.5bn

Net inflows for French life insurers in October 2018 were €2.5bn

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EIOPA evaluates European Insurance Intermediaries Markets

EIOPA has today published its report on the Evaluation of the Structure of Insurance Intermediaries Markets in Europe confirming that the European insurance intermediation market is now characterised by a very wide diversity of local distribution channels and different definitions adopted at the national level

DWS and Generali to strengthen their collaboration on unit-linked solutions

DWS Group and Generali Group have agreed to expand their existing cooperation on unit-linked products

Insurance investors’ return expectations plummet amid heightened equity market volatility

Insurance investors globally have seen their return expectations plummet as concerns over rising levels of equity market volatility and risk weigh on their portfolios, Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2018, An Insurance Focus, has found

Insurance companies urged to publicly rule out support for Australian coal mine

Insurance companies urged to publicly rule out support for Australian coal mine

UK leads Europe in SRI

The UK leads Europe for sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) according to data from Eurosif, Europe’s sustainable and responsible investment membership organisation

Insurance companies excluding coal from $6trn of investments

Insurance companies are taking unprecedented action against the coal industry, ending insurance for coal companies, mines and power plants and excluding coal from $6trn of investments, Unfriend Coal’s second annual scorecard on the industry has revealed

77% of North American insurers struggling to meet target investment returns

Insurers in North America expect future investment returns to fall short of their internal targets with 77% expecting to struggle to meet target investment returns, according to a survey published by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI)



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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

BNP Paribas 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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Iame roundtable May 2018

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Winners 2017