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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

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)

RAB raises concerns about NAIC implementation of EU and US bilateral agreement

Insurance Europe’s Reinsurance Advisory Board (RAB) has written to the US National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) expressing concerns about NAIC’s draft implementation plans for the bilateral agreement on reinsurance prudential measures that the EU and US concluded in 2017

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Moody’s Analytics and PwC team up to help insurers with IFRS 17

Moody’s Analytics and PwC have teamed up to offer end-to-end actuarial, accounting and business expertise solutions to help insurers align with IFRS 17

UK strikes deal with EU on post-Brexit financial services – report

The UK has reportedly struck a deal with the EU on post-Brexit financial services

Swiss Re names new chief executive for UK and Ireland

Swiss Re has appointed Tavazia Madzinga as the new CEO of the UK & Ireland (UKI) operation, which will come into effect from 1 January 2019

EIOPA asks stakeholders for feedback to assess illiquidity characteristics of insurance liabilities

EIOPA is asking stakeholders for feedback on the envisaged approaches to assess the illiquidity characteristics of insurance liabilities, the actual holding periods of assets of insurers as well as the risks of holding assets over a longer term

EIOPA calls for immediate action to ensure service continuity

A total of 124 insurance undertakings from the United Kingdom and Gibraltar with cross-border business in EEA 30 jurisdictions have no or insufficient contingency plans in place to ensure service continuity in case of a withdrawal without an agreement between the UK and the EU

AXA to sell Ukrainian business to Fairfax

AXA has signed an agreement with Canadian firm Fairfax Financial to divest its entire insurance business in Ukraine

Global insurance M&A hits highest levels of deal value since the financial crisis

Deal value for global insurance M&A was up €37bn in the first six months of 2018, driven by a slew of megadeals which pushed value to its highest first-half total since the financial crisis

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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

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

ETFs 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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