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'Supervisory action before SCR is breached goes beyond Solvency II’ - Insurance Europe

Supervisory action before an insurer breaches its solvency capital requirement (SCR) goes beyond Solvency II and creates an unlevel playing field in Europe, Insurance Europe has argued

Institutional investors push for greater diversity, equity and inclusion - Mercer

Institutional investors are pushing for greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within their investments in private markets, a new white paper by Mercer has found

US investors collectively account for 58% of institutional investments in global coal industry

US investors collectively account for 58% of institutional investments in the global coal industry, making them them the single largest provider of institutional investment to companies on the Global Coat Exit List

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Aviva targets net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Aviva has announced its plan to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040

Aviva approves sale of its French business for €3.2bn to Aéma Groupe

Aviva has approved the sale of its French business for €3.2bn to Aéma Groupe

Aviva exits Turkey with £122m sale to Ageas

Aviva has agreed to sell its entire 40% shareholding in its joint venture in Turkey, AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat AS (Aviva SA), to Ageas Insurance International N.V. for a cash consideration of £122m

Varma exits coal and oil investments

Varma has dramatically cut the share of fossil fuels in its investments in order to achieve a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2035

Norwegian life insurers see value-adjusted returns fall by 3.2%

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the profitability of Norwegian life insurance companies, with the value-adjusted return in the collective portfolio recorded at 4.3% in 2020, down from 7.5% in 2019

EIOPA’s proposal for regular reviews of parameters ensuring climate change is appropriately captured in SII welcomed

EIOPA’s proposal for regular reviews of parameters to ensure climate change is appropriately captured in Solvency II have been welcomed by European insurers

Phoenix buys Standard Life brand

Standard Life Aberdeen has announced a simplification and extension of its strategic partnership with Phoenix Group

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Chinese onshore bonds - worth considering for your insurance assets?

The context behind the Chinese domestic bond market and why Pictet Asset Management believes this market offers insurance companies superior investment opportunities

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

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

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

Absolute Return Fixed Income roundtable

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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