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Campaign calls on AXA to fulfil existing coal commitments

French insurance giant, AXA, is not doing enough to fill its commitments to exit the coal industry, according to a new report released by BankTrack and the Unfriend Coal campaign

L&G to launch GBP-denominated benchmark Tier 2 subordinated debt issuance

L&G is to launch a GBP-denominated benchmark Tier 2 subordinated debt issuance, taking advantage of current favourable market conditions

EIOPA chairman tells investors to ‘act responsibly’ over climate change

Insurers and pension funds have a powerful role in mitigating the impact of climate change and must ‘act responsibly,’ according to EIOPA chairman, Gabriel Bernardino

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UK’s life market sees largest increase in aggregate GWP growth of all EEA countries

The UK’s life insurance market has seen the largest increase year-on-year in aggregate GWP growth of all EEA countries of 22% closely followed by Sweden and Portugal

Rising US P/C insurance premiums unlikely to lead to ‘hard market’

Rising US P/C insurance premiums are unlikely to lead into hard markets with pricing that generates sustainable adequate capital returns, according to Fitch Ratings

L&G CEO calls on insurance industry to ‘seize opportunity’ to address climate change challenge

The insurance industry must seize the ‘$30trn investment opportunity’ to address climate change, according to Legal and General Group CEO, Nigel Wilson

Global insurance premiums forecast to increase by 3% annually in 2020/2021

Insurance markets continue to support resilience, with global premiums forecast to increase by 3% annually in real terms in 2020 and 2021, despite a slowing world economy

Investec Asset Management unveils new name and branding

Investec Asset Management has announced its new name and branding – Ninety One – which will take effect after the completion of the firm’s demerger from Investec Group

New IFoA report explores how climate change is affecting life insurers

Whilst there is existing research and modelling available to measure the potential impact of climate change, these do not directly provide inputs to life insurance financial models, according to a new report published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

Nippon Life announces investment in Resolution Life Group Holdings L.P.

Nippon Life Insurance Company has announced it has completed a partial Limited Partnership (LP) investment in Resolution Life Group Holdings L.P



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'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

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

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

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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The model of insurance investing has been upended since the financial crisis by a confluence of challenges. New assets, strategies and partnerships have the potential to help insurers cut through this complexity and deliver sustainable solutions
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New Rules, New opportunities: A return to European ABS for insurers?
At the height of the global financial crisis, insurance company investors withdrew from the securitised debt market and sold down their asset-backed securities (ABS) holdings. But a decade on, new regulation offers the potential for securitised debt to re-emerge as an attractive investment opportunity for Solvency II-regulated insurers, believes James King, Fund Manager at M&G Investments
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