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Capital adequacy driving ‘strong’ and 'very strong’ ratings of German life insurers

Capital adequacy is a highly important factor driving the ratings of the German life insurers, Fitch Ratings covers, with scores of between ‘strong’ and ‘very strong’

Andreas Brandstetter named president of Insurance Europe

Andreas Brandstetter, the CEO and chairman of Austria’s UNIQA Insurance Group, has been elected president of Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, for a term of three years

Lloyd’s Brussels subsidiary granted regulatory approval

Lloyd’s has announced that it has received licence approval from the National Bank of Belgium for Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. (Lloyd’s Brussels)

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EIOPA launches fourth stress test targeting 42 European insurance groups

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched its fourth stress test for the European insurance sector aiming to assess insurers’ vulnerabilities

Aspen submits application for new subsidiary in Dublin

Aspen has announced that it has submitted an application to the Central Bank of Ireland for authorisation of a new insurance subsidiary in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

ABI appoints Direct Line's director of financial risk as new chair of Prudential Regulation Committee

The ABI has appointed Laurence Townley as the new chair of its Prudential Regulation Committee

Brazil becomes world’s first insurance market to commit to climate risk transparency

Brazil has made an unprecedented commitment to climate risk transparency by becoming the first insurance market in the world to declare its commitment to promoting dialogue on the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Austria’s life insurance sector faces third successive year of declining premium income

Austria's life insurance sector faces a third successive year of declining premium income in 2018, albeit less pronounced than in 2016 and 2017, Fitch Ratings has said in a new report

PRA issues policy statement on financial management and planning by insurers

The PRA has today issued its policy statement on the financial management and planning by insurers

EIOPA calls on supervisory authorities to ensure insurers address all risks

EIOPA has issued an opinion on the solvency position of insurers in light of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, calling upon national supervisory authorities to ensure that all risks to the solvency position of insurers arising from the UK’s departure of the EU are “properly addressed”



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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: 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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