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Willis Towers Watson puts forward Solvency II key amendments

A number of key amendments aimed at reducing the complexity and cost of Solvency II without losing its overarching benefits have been put forward by Willis Towers Watson in response to the UK Treasury Select Committee's inquiry into the regulation

London insurance companies identify four Brexit priorities

Companies in the London insurance market have accentuated the need for any trade agreement between the UK and EU to preserve passporting and branching arrangements, the International Underwriting Association has revealed

Regulators need more power to combat insurance sector financial risks - ESRB

Regulators should be given more powers to address financial stability risks within the insurance sector caused by the low interest rate environment, the European Systemic Risk Board has argued

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Insurers completing M&As outperform competitors four-fold

The margin by which insurers are outperforming their competitors in terms of share price following major acquisitions has increased by almost four times since 2008, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson in conjunction with Cass Business School and Mergermarket

Insurance companies look to increase exposure to hedge funds and private equity

Insurance companies worldwide are looking to increase exposure to hedge funds, real estate and private equity over the next couple of years to combat the low return environment, a Fidelity survey has showed

Factor investing to infiltrate fixed income and beyond

Factor investment strategies will soon infiltrate the fixed income and corporate bond space as a natural extension of their success in the equity field, as well as venturing into other asset classes in the near future, Invesco's CIO of quantitative strategies Bernhard Langer has said

Joint industry working group review needed to ensure efficient data collection -WTW

A joint industry/regulatory working group review of the requirements to ensure efficient data collection is conducted in the UK insurance space is essential, Willis Towers Watson has argued

German insurers moving to equity factor models to enhance returns

German insurers are increasingly moving towards equity factor models to enhance returns, new research has revealed



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Regulators must not forget 'bread and butter' of business amid Solvency II, CBI warns

Insurance regulators and supervisors must not forget the 'bread and butter' of their business roles amid Solvency II, the Central Bank of Ireland has warned

Trump or Clinton victory unlikely to remove 'costly duplicative regulatory requirements' for insurers

A Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton US election victory appears unlikely to remove the costly duplicative regulatory requirements that insurers face, when trading in both the EU and the US, Crowe Horwath partner Daniel Bruce has said

Insurance must act as an 'island of stability in a sea of uncertainty'

The insurance sector must act as an "island of stability in a sea of uncertainty" if it is to ride the low rate economic environment, industry leaders have stated.

'Protectionist reinsurance restrictions create barriers to economic growth' - Insurance Europe

Protectionist policies against foreign reinsurers by jurisdictions can create concentration risks in their economies and restrict the development of their reinsurance markets, according to Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation


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