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Allianz looking for a large UK insurance acquisition

Aviva and RSA Insurance topped the FTSE 100 leaderboard on Monday morning after The Sunday Times stated that Allianz is looking for a large UK insurance acquisition

PRA issues 700 approvals under SII; 23 internal models approved

A total of 700 approvals, including waivers, have been issued under Solvency II according to the PRA's latest annual report

Slovakia's life insurance riskier than peers; non-life to be hit by new taxation

The life insurance sector of Slovakia is seen slightly riskier than that of its peers due to the low amount of unit-linked products, at 22.3% of the market in 2017, according to latest figures published by Rating-Agentur Expert RA GmbH

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Life insurance segment in Czech Republic continues to shrink

The life insurance segment in the Czech Republic is continuing to shrink, with GWPs having a negative growth for the fifth year in a row in 2017, decreasing by 3.8% in that year as compared to 2016, according to latest figures published by Rating-Agentur Expert RA GmbH

AIG to acquire UK group life specialist Ellipse from Munich Re

AIG and Munich Re announced today that AIG Life Ltd. (AIGLL), a UK subsidiary of AIG Life & Retirement, has agreed to acquire Ellipse, a specialist provider of group life risk protection in the UK, from Munich Re

Talanx Group expands sustainability agenda

The Talanx Group has continued to expand its sustainability agenda in 2017 and now includes around two thirds of its primary insurance business operations in sustainability reporting

Monument Re acquires €500m run-off portfolio from Metlife Europe

Monument Re has acquired a run-off portfolio of linked and traditional business from Metlife Europe, initially through reinsurance to Monument Re, followed by the transfer of the portfolio to its European subsidiary Laguna Life upon receipt of court approvals

AXA IM creates new organisational structure around four pillars; plans to invest €100m

AXA IM intends to sharpen its operating model and focus its organisational structure to help drive future growth and protect competitiveness

Finance Norway develops roadmap for green competitiveness in country's financial sector

Finance Norway, the country's association of financial institutions comprising banks, insurers, investment firms and pension providers, has developed 'The Roadmap for Green Competitiveness in the Norwegian Financial Sector'

VIVAT prices debt offering of €300m of subordinated restricted tier 1 notes

Dutch insurer, VIVAT, has priced €300m of subordinated restricted tier 1 notes



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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


Iame roundtable May 2018

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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