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SII adjustments ‘should not thwart EU Green Deal plans’ - GDV

Adjustments to Solvency II “should be coordinated as ideally as possible with the EU’s Green Deal plans”, and “not thwart them”, member of the GDV executive board and chairman of the management Jörg von Fürstenwerth has said

Macquarie announces £120m investment in energy portfolio from waste assets

Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions has announced a £120m long-term debt investment in a portfolio of energy from waste assets operated by Viridor

Canadian regulator updates timelines for IFRS 17 implementation

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has released three documents that update the timelines for Canadian insurers to implement IFRS 17

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UK/US finance industries join forces to propose vision for closer regulatory cooperation

Leading representatives from the UK and US financial and related professional services industries have joined together to propose a united business vision for future UK-US regulatory cooperation and dialogue

Japanese life insurer introduces ESG index

The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company (DLIC) has announced that it is to introduce an ESG index as its benchmark for foreign equity investments managed in-house

FCA files ‘leapfrog’ application to Court over BI insurance test case ruling

The FCA has confirmed that it has filed a ‘leapfrog’ application to appeal to the Supreme Court over the ruling of its Business Interruption (BI) insurance test case

Aviva Investors provides CLS with £154m senior debt facility

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva, has provided CLS Holdings with a £154m senior debt facility towards the refinancing of 12 UK assets

GIC and MassMutual to acquire Blackstone’s shareholding in Rothesay Life

Rothesay Life has announced that an agreement has been reached by GIC and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), to acquire Blackstone’s 36% shareholding in Rothesay Life

LGIM Real Assets announces £81.5m forward funding in Glasgow scheme

LGIM Real Assets has announced the forward funding of an £81.5m mixed use regeneration scheme in Glasgow, on behalf of its Build to Rent (BTR) Fund

AFG reaches agreement to exit Lloyd's of London insurance market

American Financial Group (AFG) has reached an agreement to sell GAI Holding Bermuda and its subsidiaries, which comprise the legal entities that own its Lloyd’s of London insurer, Neon, to RiverStone Holdings Limited

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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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