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Generali concludes takeover of Polish asset manager

Generali has finalised the completion of the transaction with German Group Union Asset Management Holding AG to acquire Union Investment TFI S.A. in Poland

AXA’s group deputy CEO/CFO to retire

AXA Group deputy CEO and CFO, Gérald Harlin, is to retire on 1 January 2020 after 29 years with the group

FPC and PRC to complete UK financial system stress tests in 2021

The FPC and the PRC of the BoE will stress test the UK financial system for resilience against different climate pathways

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European Commission to stem flow of greenwashing

The European Commission’s expert group on sustainable finance has published a draft list of projects that can be deemed ‘green and climate-proof’

Mapfre launches investment fund with focus on disabilities

Spanish insurer, Mapfre, is launching the first investment fund which focuses on companies that are committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities

Liberty Mutual rules out insurance for controversial Adani coal mine

U.S. insurance giant Liberty Mutual has publicly confirmed that it will not provide insurance for the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia

Assets under management in European ETF industry decrease by €25.1bn

Assets under management in the European ETF industry decreased in May due to the negative performance of the underlying markets, latest research has shown

‘Do not place too much reliance on proxy model output’, PRA tells life insurers

The PRA has warned life insurers to “not place too much reliance on the proxy model output” and “make sufficient allowance for the risk of model error”

Florence Lustman to succeed Bernard Spitz as chair of the FFA

The French Insurance Federation (FFA) has elected Florence Lustman, finance director at the Banque Postale, as chair for a term of three years beginning on 1 October 2019

‘Pressing need’ for insurers to embed long-term analysis on sustainability within SII – EIOPA

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has said the “most pressing need” is for insurers to develop and embed long-term scenario analysis in the risk management, governance and ORSA, in its opinion on sustainability within Solvency II (SII)



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Real estate debt: how to target better outcomes from private debt investment

Careful underwriting of real estate debt can provide downside protection for insurers’ portfolios as the market cycle turns, says M&G’s Real Estate Debt Finance director Duncan Batty

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

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


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Editor Adam Cadle talks to BNP Paribas Asset Management head of emerging markets debt Bryan Carter about the asset class and the opportunities in this space

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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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