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47% of European insurers to increase allocations to emerging market debt

Forty-seven per cent of European insurers are expected to increase their allocations to emerging market debt over the next 12 months, according to a new report from Cerulli Associates

Beazley records fixed income returns close to zero in H1 2021

Low bond yields created difficult conditions for Beazley in H1 2021, as the return for the fixed income part of the insurer’s portfolio was close to zero

PRA launches QIS for SII review

The PRA has launched its Quantitative Impact Study (QIS) for the Solvency II review

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Rothesay commits to 20% reduction in carbon intensity of investment portfolio by 2025

Rothesay has launched its Pathway to Net Zero plan with commitment to a 20% reduction in the carbon intensity of its investment portfolio by 2025

New York Life’s Impact Investment Initiative commits $50m to affordable housing project

New York Life has announced a $50m investment to support the preservation of affordable housing rental properties throughout the US, via an equity investment with IMPACT Community Capital

EIOPA consults on Solvency II supervisory reporting and disclosure requirements

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published a consultation on the amendments of supervisory reporting and disclosure requirements under Solvency II

Groupama successfully places first subordinated green bonds valued at €500m

Groupama successfully placed its first subordinated green bonds for a principal amount of €500m

MAPFRE launches first renewables fund

MAPFRE has launched its first renewables fund, MAPFRE Energías Renovables I FCR, further leveraging the ongoing strategic alliance with Spanish energy company, Iberdrola, towards creating sustainable investment products

Covéa appoints Adrian Furness as new CEO

Covéa Insurance has announced the appointment of Adrian Furness as its new chief executive officer

Insurers to accelerate use of automation over next five years

Global life and P&C insurers are planning to accelerate their use of automation over the next five years, according to a new survey

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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

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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
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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