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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

European asset management rose to €25trn in 2017

The value of assets managed by regulated third-party managers in Europe grew 10% in 2017, to €25.2trn according to a report by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

Generali Investments completes reorganisation creating two new asset management companies

The planned reorganisation of Generali Investments has today become operational resulting in two new asset management companies

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London market insurers’ profitability remains under pressure

The profitability of London market insurers is to remain under pressure in 2018, despite rates having improved following the H2 2017 catastrophe losses, Fitch Ratings has said

AXA UK CEO and Lloyds Banking Group GI and protection director join ABI Board

The ABI has announced two new Board appointments – AXA UK and Ireland chief executive Claudio Gienal and Lloyds Banking Group general insurance and protection director Craig Thornton

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

Standard Life Aberdeen progressing with its share buyback programme

Standard Life Aberdeen progressing with its share buyback programme, as it continues to spend millions on returning funds to shareholders in the company

Lloyd's accelerates plans to bolster Brussels subsidiary

Outgoing Lloyd’s of London boss Inga Beale has said the insurance business is accelerating plans to bolster its Brussels subsidiary unit amid fears that Britain and the EU might not reach a post-Brexit trade deal

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

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

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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

Emerging Market Debt
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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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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