Aegon UK has launched its ‘Climate Roadmap’, which sets out how the firm plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its investments and support its customers’ financial wellbeing in relation to climate change
Slovakia’s regulator, Národná banka Slovenska (NbS), is to petition for the liquidation of parts of Novis Group, claiming that from October to July 2022, the insurer had performed insurance activities “imprudently in a way that harms interests of its clients and in a way that threatens its financial situation”
The US bulk annuities market is expected to finish Q1 2023 with around $6bn in total market volume and surpass last year's record of $5.3bn, according to Legal & General Retirement America's (LGRA) Q1 2023 Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) Monitor
Total assets of Chinese insurance companies were ¥29.4trn at the end of Q1 2023, an increase of ¥1.22trn from the beginning of the year, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC)
US insurers’ investment in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), including both agency-backed (agency) and private-label, totalled about $341bn in book/adjusted carrying value (BACV) as of year-end 2022, according to the NAIC, which was about 4% of total cash and invested assets, a 1.5% increase from 2021
Insurers, banks, and investment firms across the EU have made "misleading claims" about their sustainability credentials to investors, EU watchdogs said in progress reports on Thursday to crack down on greenwashing
The trustee of the Aegon UK Staff Retirement and Death Benefit Scheme has completed a £160m partial buy-in with Scottish Widows, covering the interest rate, inflation and longevity risk relating to around 500 members
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