'Accelerated trend to infrastructure debt investment likely' – Cooper

The insurance market is likely to see an accelerated trend towards investing in infrastructure debt, syndicated loans and private placements, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking managing director Bill Cooper has said

'No real single market' for insurers in EU - Open Europe

"No real single market exists" for insurers in the EU and therefore any reliance on passporting rights are "exaggerated", Open Europe has said

German politicians slam UFR change talks as 'premature'

German politicians have slammed talk of changing the ultimate forward rate insurers use to value long-term liabilities under Solvency II as "premature"

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'Macro-prudential framework for insurance still needed', Bernardino warns

The establishment of a comprehensive European Union macro-prudential framework for insurance which takes into account the specific nature of the insurance business and funding models is still absolutely essential, EIOPA chair Gabriel Bernardino has warned

Talanx plans to boost infrastructure investments to €2bn by 2017

German insurer, Talanx AG, plans to up its investments in infrastructure from €1.13bn to €2bn by 2017

Insurer/bank relationships key to new investment opportunities

Insurers’ relationships with banks are key to creating new investment opportunities in a protracted low interest rate environment, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking managing director and global head of insurance Bill Cooper has said

Brexit mishandling will have ‘significant impact’ on London insurance market – Nelson

Britain’s financial services ecosystem will be severely damaged if Brexit is mishandled, Lloyd’s of London chairman John Nelson has said

Fixed income returns boost Solvency II capital levels of Finnish insurers

The solvency ratio of the Finnish life insurance sector was 173 per cent and that of the non-life insurance sector 220 per cent as at 30 June, latest figures from the Financial Supervisory Authority have shown

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Brexit can help UK insurance industry secure its future – EY

The UK insurance industry can emerge more resilient and competitive than ever following Brexit, even if its ability to operate freely in other EU markets becomes more complicated and costly as a result of UK withdrawal, EY has said

UK insurance industry to push for Solvency II rule changes

The UK’s insurance industry is to push for changes to the Solvency II capital rules following Brexit

Insurance companies 'closer to the beginning of the ESG journey than the end'

Insurance companies are closer to the beginning of the ESG journey than the end but an accelerated move is occurring within this space, Standard Life Investments investment director for insurance solutions Bruce Porteous has said

Insurance companies to push in direction of increased outsourcing

Insurance companies across Europe, particularly small to mid-sized players, are to push in the direction of increased outsourcing, a leading insurance expert has said

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