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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

Insurance companies turning to customised passive mandates

DWS Group has announced a new research paper on how insurance companies, in their search for value, are increasingly turning to customised passive mandates rather than just ETFs

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PIC insures £750m of Scottish & Southern Energy pensioner liabilities

Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has completed a third pension risk transfer transaction for a pension scheme sponsored by Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), converting a pensioner longevity swap held by the Scottish Hydro Electric Pension Scheme (SHEPS) into a £750m buy-in

BaFin urges providers to ‘protest’ against ultra-low interest rates

Germany’s financial regulator has urged major asset owners to protest against the European Central Bank’s (ECB) ultra-low interest rate policy

Capitalisation continues to be a strength for US non-life insurers

Capitalisation continues to be a strength for the US P/C insurance sector as measured by Prism, Fitch Ratings’ proprietary capital model

IMF urges ACPR to begin field testing on improved monitoring of liquidity risk

The Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) has been encouraged to begin field testing on additional reporting and improved monitoring of liquidity risk for the French insurance market

Talanx reveals 52% year-on-year net income rise to €742m in Q3 2019

The Talanx Group has reported it remains on course to meet its annual targets and announced a 52% year-on-year rise for its net income for the third quarter of 2019

Non-life insurance premiums in Luxembourg rise by 203.49%

Non-life insurance premiums in Luxembourg rose by 203.49% over the first nine months of 2019, significantly impacted by the fallout from the approval of companies that chose the country as a place of installation following the UK’s decision to leave the EU

European insurers for over 95% of investment assets looking to increase illiquid assets

Half of European insurers, representing over 95% of investment assets, are looking to increase illiquid assets by between 2% and 15% of their funds, according to a new report from AM Best



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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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