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European life insurance market set to benefit from €2.2bn equity investment

Athene and a number of global institutional investors have committed a €2.2bn common equity investment to fund growth and sector consolidation in the German and broader European guaranteed life insurance market

Independent insurance expert more integral than supervisory merger, GDV CEO argues

An independent insurance expert is more integral to the insurance industry than a supervisory merger for all EU financial markets, German Insurance Association chief executive officer Jörg von Fürstenwerth has said

Asset manager ditches companies most exposed to coal

AXA Investment Managers has announced its intention to divest from companies that derive more than 50 per cent of their revenues from coal-related activities, effective 30 June 2017

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Worldwide insurance premiums to grow as strongly as global economy at 4.5%

Worldwide insurance premiums will grow as strongly as the global economy in the next two years, at an average of 4.5% (2.9% in real terms) compared with 3% (2.9% in real terms) in 2016

European life and non-life M&A activity down

European non-life and life insurers engaged in less merger and acquisition activity in 2016 than in either of the preceding two years, but industry consolidation is, nonetheless, set to remain a key trend

ESG in insurance - a rating agency's perspective

Insurance Asset Management Europe speaks to oekom research senior client relations manager Jaspreet Duhra about ESG in the insurance industry

Small monoline insurers warned about PRA EU post-Brexit trading deadline

Medium to small monoline insurers may well suffer from the PRA's 14 July deadline for firms to provide confirmation they have a 'worse-case scenario' plan for trading with the European Union post-Brexit

PRA launches stress test for largest general insurers

The PRA is asking the largest regulated general insurers to provide information about the impact of a range of stress tests on their projected own funds, as well as providing additional information on their sectoral exposures to the UK economy



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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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