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Brexit ‘Plan B’ would create deeper economic impacts across insurance sector – report

Forcing firms to adopt a ‘Plan B’ around Brexit based on the worst-case scenario will result in deeper economic impacts being felt across the insurance sector, a number of senior insurance executives and policymakers have said

Talanx sees GWP increase by 6.9%; SII ratio of 207% above target range

German insurer Talanx has seen gross written premiums grow by 6.9% to €18.8bn, according to its latest financial results, due to a boost in its property/casualty reinsurance business

ClientEarth reports three insurance firms to FCA over climate reporting failure

Three insurance firms, including Admiral, could be set to face fines after ClientEarth reported them to the Financial Conduct Authority for failure to disclose climate risks in their annual reports

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L&G’s general insurance GWP up 12%

Legal & General Insurance (LGI) gross written premiums rose by 3% to £1.4bn in H1 2018 compared to £1.3bn in H1 2017 and general insurance GWP increased by 12% to £193m (H1 2017: £173m), according to the firm’s latest results

MEAG and Luxcara structure project bond to finance Norwegian windfarm

MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO, and Luxcara, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, have initiated and structured a project bond to finance a wind farm in Norway

Aegon reports better-than-expected earnings of €1.04bn

Aegon, the Dutch owner of U.S. insurer Transamerica Corp, has reported a slightly better-than-expected underlying earnings of €1.06bn ($1.21bn) for the first half of 2018, helped by cost-cutting and better margins in the Netherlands

FASB improves accounting guidance for insurance companies issuing long-duration contracts

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that improves financial reporting for insurance companies issuing long-duration contracts, such as life insurance, disability income, long-term care, and annuities

Esure sale set to net chairman Sir Peter Wood £360m

Entrepreneur Sir Peter Wood is set to make £360m from selling his stake in the insurer esure, which is being bought by private equity company Bain Capital

Brexit boosts non-life insurance activity in Luxembourg by 28.73%

Non-life insurance activity in Luxembourg surged by 28.73% over the first six months of 2018, impacted by the fallout from the approval of companies having chosen Luxembourg as a place of installation following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union

Moody’s Analytics expands insurance actuarial modelling team in Asia-Pacific

Moody’s Analytics has announced a series of appointments in its Hong Kong office, expanding the team focused on insurance modelling and analytics across the Asia-Pacific region



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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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