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Aviva to transfer business to Ireland as part of hard Brexit preparations

Aviva has informed customers it is transferring business to Ireland amid Brexit uncertainty

Zurich ‘could exceed 2019 goals’ - CEO

Zurich will meet all the targets laid out in its business plan to 2019 and could even beat them, CEO Mario Greco said in an interview published in Italian newspaper La Reppublica

Aegon merges subsidiaries benefiting capital generation by around $1bn

Dutch insurer Aegon has merged its subsidiaries, Arizona-based variable annuity captive with Transamerica Life Insurance Company (TLIC), a move expected to spark a one-time benefit to capital generation of around $1bn

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EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group members elect chair and vice-chair

The EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group members have elected Greg van Elsen as it chair

Lloyd’s of London’s profits halve in first half of year

Lloyd’s of London’s aggregated market profit was £0.6bn for the first six months of 2018, down from £1.2bn in June 2017, according to its latest interim report

Two thirds of Irish insurance CEOs highlight greater threats to business growth three years on

Two-thirds of Irish insurance leaders (66%) believe there are more threats to business growth compared to three years ago

Insurance crucial to mobilising long-term capital for climate risk-resilient infrastructure

The insurance industry plays a key role in de-risking infrastructure and mobilising long-term private capital to climate risk-resilient projects a group of decision makers and experts agreed at the Geneva Association’s 2018 Extreme Events and Climate Risk Forum, co-hosted by Intact Financial and Sun Life

Marsh & McLennan to purchase JLT

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Mercer’s parent company, has reached an agreement to purchase JLT for $5.6bn (£4.3bn)

Ousted QBE chief in line to be new Lloyd’s of London CEO

Ousted QBE insurance chief John Neal is being lined up to be new CEO of Lloyd’s of London

RT1 bonds back in the spotlight

The RT1 sector is back in the spotlight and showing some “real relative value again”, according to TwentyFour Asset Management’s partner and portfolio manager Gary Kirk

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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

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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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HSBC: Solvency II
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC Global Asset Management global head of insurance segment Andries Hoekema and head of insurance business EMEA Deepak Seeburrun about Solvency II optimisation
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