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ClimateWise welcomes new chair

ClimateWise, a group of 28 leadership insurance industry organisations, has appointed Aon Benfield International executive chairman Dominic Christian as chair

Mafia targets German insurers causing losses of up to €5bn

German insurers are incurring losses of up to €5bn every year due to insurance fraud committed by the Calabrian mafia, according to the German trade body, GDV

MiFID II ‘credit negative’ for Europe’s asset management industry – Moody’s

MiFID II is credit negative for Europe’s asset management industry as it will accentuate the move to cheaper passive funds, intensify competition and drive sector consolidation, a report published by Moody’s Investors Service has said

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PRA proposes SII regulatory reporting changes to reduce burden on insurance firms

A number of regulatory reporting changes designed to reduce the burden for SII firms and mutuals whilst maintaining the PRA’s ability to meet its statutory objectives have been proposed by the regulator in its latest consultation paper

SII rules trigger flood of insurance investments in real estate/infrastructure debt

One third of continental European insurance companies expect to increase investment portfolio allocations to real estate and infrastructure in the next three years, according to a new report, Insurers Present Challenges and Opportunities for Asset Managers, from Greenwich Associates

Long-income and indexed to inflation portfolios key in real estate market – L&G

Institutional investors looking to reap returns in the real estate market should explore long-income portfolios and ones where the income is indexed to inflation to deliver and optionality, LGIM Real Assets has said

Aviva appoints new MD for UK GI arm

Aviva has appointed Rob Townend as MD of Aviva UK General Insurance

EC’s proposed internal reorganisation of EIOPA ‘going in the wrong direction’

The multitude of new tasks and powers to be assigned to EIOPA according to the will of the EC “do not bring any apparent added value” and the proposed internal reorganisation of the supervisory body is “going in the wrong direction”, German trade body, GDV, has said

French life insurance market net inflows for November 2017 at -€0.5bn

French life insurance market net inflows for November 2017 were -€0.5bn

Insurers urged to make sufficient preparations to ensure service continuity upon Brexit

EIOPA has issued an Opinion on service continuity in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

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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

HSBC video interview
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC's global head of insurance segment Andries Hoekema and head of insurance business EMEA Deepak Seeburrun about Solvency II optimisation


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