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Viridium attracting interest from insurance and investment companies

Cinven’s Viridium Group, a German life insurance consolidator, is drawing interest from insurance and investment companies

Nearly 9 in 10 UK insurers/pension funds plan to invest more into offshore wind

Nearly nine in 10 UK insurers and pension funds plan to invest more into offshore wind in the next five years, according to a survey commissioned by AlphaReal

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ABI and Insurtech UK sign MoU

To support and promote continued innovation across the UK insurance sector, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Insurtech UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Nordea Liv reports NOK 891m profit for H1 2024

Nordea Liv Forsikring AS (Nordea Liv) made a profit of NOK 891m in the first half of 2024, up from NOK 617m for the corresponding period last year

CNP Assurances issues €500m tier 2 subordinated bond to meet debt maturities

CNP Assurances has successfully issued a €500m tier 2 subordinated bond

Institution of Civil Engineers’ Pension Scheme agrees £35m buy-in with Aviva

The trustees of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Staff Retirement Benefits & Life Assurance Scheme have agreed a c.£35m full scheme buy-in with Aviva

Brookfield reportedly plans to enter UK bulk annuity market

Canadian investment management firm Brookfield has applied to set up an insurance company in the UK to move into the bulk annuity market, according to reports in the Financial Times (FT)

Insurers increasingly offering streamlined services to meet smaller bulk annuity deal demand

Pension insurance companies are increasingly offering streamlined propositions to meet the demand of smaller defined benefit (DB) pension schemes looking to complete bulk annuity transactions, Hymans Robertson has noted

ESG progress ‘strong’ at firm level but improvements needed at fund level

All asset managers have established environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, with around half (50%) of the funds having ESG objectives in place, research from Isio has found



Latest Features

Sustainability stays strong in emerging debt markets

In an otherwise ugly environment for bond issuers and investors, the future for emerging market debt looks unquestionably green

Time for insurers to embrace the ESG opportunity

Sustainability is rapidly becoming a core focus in investment strategies and access to reliable data is key to putting money to work with the right fund managers

Bond investors need to understand the volatility cycle

Fixed income markets have become increasingly volatile, a trend that looks set to continue. Investors need to adapt themselves

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?


Navigating credit markets
Adam Cadle speaks to Jon Mawby, Head of Investment Grade Credit at Pictet Asset Management, about navigating the credit markets given yields have fallen to low levels over the past decades, whilst interest rate duration risk has continued to rise.
 
A Different Approach to Direct Lending
Adam Cadle talks to HSBC Asset Management’s head of direct lending UK & Europe, Tom Green, and head of insurance business, Deepak Seeburrun, about the firm’s direct lending proposition.
 
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.
 
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
 

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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
 

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Portfolio optimisation in today’s challenging market environment
Adam Cadle speaks to Dr Laura Ryan, Head of Research at Ardea Investment Management, about the firm’s insurance asset allocation optimisation tool and the reasons for developing it
 
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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
 

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