News & Commentary

Hotel Brexit: You can check out but never leave

As the UK now moves inexorably towards the exit door from the European Union, reality will kick in says Erik Vynckier, Interim CEO, Foresters Friendly Society.  

He warns that we are now entering a period of extended uncertainty as the UK’s new relationship with the EU is hammered out. With the spectre of a hard Brexit at the end of 2020 still looming large, he urges CIOs to apply a mixture of caution and diligence as they monitor the impact it could have on their portfolios:

IIE Seminar, November 2019: Key Takeaways

The final Insurance Investment Exchange seminar of 2019 looked back over 2019 and peered into the crystal ball to see what 2020 may hold for the insurance industry.

Solvency II review pushed back by European Commission

The battles lines that have been drawn up over the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s review of Solvency II were on display at the pan-European regulators’ recent annual conference in Frankfurt.

Don’t marry your allocations – you may have to walk away from them

In the first of a new series of exclusive interviews for the Insurance Investment Exchange David Worsfold spoke to Con Keating, head of research at Brighton Rock Group.

Meanwhile in Europe they are getting on with regulation

The UK may have afforded itself the dubious luxury of a General Election in its desperation to find a way of breaking the Brexit impasse but in the rest of the European Union, especially among its regulators, it is business as usual.

For the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) this means holding its 9th Annual Conference in Frankfurt next Tuesday (19 November).

Securitisation: Back in Vogue?

It’s been a decade since securitisation was banished from insurance portfolios in the wake the Global Financial Crisis and the subsequent draconian Solvency II regulation which imposed capital charges most market experts agreed were out of kilter with the risks inherent in the underlying investments.


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