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LGIM divests from AIG over climate policies

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) will divest from four companies, including insurer AIG, due to their insufficient action to address the risks posed by climate change

EC must fix flaws in SII to unleash capacity for equity investments, bodies argue

Insurance Europe and Invest Europe have published a joint position paper calling on the European Commission to make improvements to SII to remove unnecessary barriers that undermine insurers’ ability to invest in long-term equities

Phoenix Group becomes first UK insurer to join PCAF

Phoenix Group has become the first UK insurer and the largest insurer to date, to join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

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US insurers begin to dabble with crypto investments in Q1

Six US insurers in Q1 2021 picked up shares of digital currency investment vehicles offered by Grayscale Investments, LLC, S&P Global Market Intelligence has said

TIGRR reports recommendations to PM about UK’s approach to reshaping regulation

The Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR) has reported its recommendations to the Prime Minister on how the UK can reshape its approach to regulation

US DoJ sues to block Aon/WTW merger

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block Aon’s proposed $30bn (£21.5bn) acquisition of Willis Towers Watson (WTW)

Investors managing over $41trn urge governments to take climate policy action

Investors managing more than $41trn in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will miss out on trillions of dollars in investment if they aim too low and move too slow

China's reinsurance market expected to grow at CAGR of 6.8%

China's reinsurance market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% during 2019-24, according to GlobalData, following the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission's (CBIRC) recently proposed revisions to the reinsurance regulatory regime

Global life insurance outlook revised to stable amid brightening growth prospects

Moody’s Investors Service has changed its outlook for the global life insurance sector to stable from negative for 2021

Woods reappointed PRA head

Sam Woods has been reappointed by Her Majesty the Queen as deputy governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for prudential regulation, and chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)

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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

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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
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