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ECON Committee calls for delay of IDD application date; ABI welcomes move

The ECON Committee of the European Parliament has called for a delay of the application date of the Insurance Distribution Directive

Admiral to deploy Moody’s ESG as part of SII internal model

Admiral, one of the UK’s leading insurers, is to use the Moody’s Analytics Economic Scenario Generator for market risk calculation as part of its SII internal model

FCA launches Asset Management Authorisation Hub

The FCA has today launched its new asset management authorisation hub.

The hub has been launched to support new firms by assisting when they apply for authorisation, throughout the authorisation process and afterwards

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Institutional investors facing sustainability investment hurdles

Institutional investors face significant challenges in adopting a sustainable approach, despite a majority recognising its importance

Govt 'alive to risk' of insurance cross-border legal uncertainties - Hammond

The government is "alive to the risk that the UK's withdrawal could in some cases create legal uncertainties as to the status of existing cross-border insurance sold under passporting arrangements", Chancellor Philip Hammond has said

New institute launched to tackle ESG issues

Investor law firm, Grant & Eisenhofer, has launched a new ESG institute to tackle big-picture legal, social and economic issues around ESG investing

Ratings agency confident over future of German insurer’s capital adequacy despite lingering worries

German insurer, Nuernberger Insurance Group’s capital adequacy is set to remain in S&P Global Ratings ‘BBB’ category despite its build-up of capital being “somewhat limited” due to the persisting very-low yield environment, the ratings agency has said

Bernardino calls for EIOPA mandate to act over insurance cross-border failures

EIOPA's regulation should be strengthened with a mandate to act more intrusively when it detects signals of risks of cross-border failures among insurance companies, EIOPA chairman Gabriel Bernardino has argued

New appointments to the IFRS Advisory Council

The trustees of the IFRS Foundation have confirmed the appointments of several organisations and their representatives to the IFRS Advisory Council

Insurers join forces against pirate fishing

Leading insurers including Allianz, AXA and Generali, in cooperation with Ocena and UNEP PSI, have agreed to no longer underwrite illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

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2017: The biggest issues facing insurance investment

IAME speaks to a number of insurance experts about the biggest issues facing insurance investment in 2017

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


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