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PRA launches second request for IST 2022 technical input

The PRA has launched its second and final request for technical input concerning the Insurance Stress Test (IST) 2022

Majority of insurers looking to enter unfamiliar asset classes over next 18 months

The majority of global insurers expect to enter unfamiliar asset classes over the next 18 months, latest research has shown, and there has also been a 120% rise in the proportion of insurers integrating ESG factors since pre-pandemic

EU insurers call for IFRS 9 change to allow for reported profit clarity

Europe’s insurers are calling for a change in IFRS 9 to allow recycling for equities measured at fair value through other comprehensive income (FVOCI) to help ensure that profit and loss correctly reflects financial performance for all long-term investors

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Number of US insurers outsourcing to unaffiliated investment managers unchanged

Fifty per cent of the total number of US insurers that filed annual statements with the NAIC at year-end 2020 reported outsourcing investment management, which for the most part was consistent with that of year-end 2019

43% of institutional investors/wealth managers have more positive view of cryptocurrencies

Forty-three per cent of institutional investors and wealth managers say they now have a much more positive view of cryptocurrencies, and 35% have said it has improved slightly

PIC invests £129m in new student accomodation

PIC has invested £129m with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to fund the development of a 676-bed student residence in Southwark, London

Tokio Marine joins NZIA

Tokio Marine Holdings is joining the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), as the first Japanese member

Life insurance industry in Taiwan to reach $121.2bn in 2025

The life insurance industry in Taiwan is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.4% from TWD3.16trn ($107.0bn) in 2020 to TWD3.23trn ($121.2bn) in 2025, in terms of direct written premiums (DWP), according to GlobalData

PRA outlines 2022 supervisory priorities

The PRA has laid out its insurance supervision 2022 priorities while stating that “insurers’ risk management needs to keep pace with the demands of a complex interaction of external risks, and with the changes insurers are making to their businesses, in order that the sector continues to be both financially and operationally resilient”

Registration open for Sustainable Investment Summit

Registration is now open for the 2022 Sustainable Investment Summit, a one-day conference that focuses on how return targets can be met through sustainable investing

Latest Features

Strategic Credit: a nimble approach for an uncertain world

What are the advantages of active credit allocation in portfolios now that government bonds no longer serve their traditional purpose?

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

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

2017: The biggest issues facing insurance investment

IAME speaks to a number of insurance experts about the biggest issues facing insurance investment in 2017

Opportunities in alternative fixed income
Adam Cadle speaks to Frank Meijer, Head of Alternative Fixed Income at Aegon Asset Management, about the key opportunities within the alternative fixed income space and how insurers can access these.
The role ETFs can play in the ESG journey for insurers
Justin Wheeler, Head of UK iShares Asset Owner Distribution at BlackRock, and Mark Guirey, Head of EMEA Insurance Segment and UK Asset Owner Client Coverage at MSCI, discuss the drivers behind growth in this area, market reactions to COVID-19, and the role of indexing
Why are government bonds so important when thinking about climate change?
Adam Cadle speaks to Dr Laura Ryan, Head of Research, Ardea Investment Management, about the importance of government bonds and climate change, and how the scope of impact and potential for change couldn't be greater

Impact Investing roundtable

Expert Views
How can we rethink insurance investment to solve the complexity challenge?
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
Expert Views
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

Absolute Return Fixed Income roundtable

Editor Adam Cadle talks to BNP Paribas Asset Management head of pension solutions Julien Halfon about investing in diversified private credit
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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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Iame roundtable May 2018