News & Commentary

PRA will continue to challenge annuity providers

Annuity providers can expect continued intense regulatory scrutiny of their investment strategies and approach to the Matching Adjustment (MA), says Charlotte Gerken, executive director, insurance at the Bank of England/Prudential Regulation Authority.

ESG survey launched – have your say

The Insurance Investment Exchange, in partnership with IFI Global and 3SG, has launched a survey of institutional asset managers to gather fresh insights into their responses to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda.

Tougher regulation on climate change and solvency loom ahead of COP26

Expectations are piling up on insurers to use their financial muscle to support global action to combat climate change ahead of the re-arranged COP26 summit, now due to be held in Glasgow this November.

Slow progress on key EU rules deal

The prospects of a speedy deal to create an equivalence regime for the UK’s financial services sector in the wake of Brexit are steadily receding, writes Contributing Editor David Worsfold.

UK regulator on EIOPA shortlist

There was a surprise inclusion of a UK regulator on the shortlist for EIOPA chair, while the row over the Solvency II review escalates, writes David Worsfold, Contributing Editor.

Tune in for up tempo returns

Insurance Investment Exchange this week launched its latest digital roundtable series – Off the Beaten Track – which aims to explore new emerging asset classes and themes appearing in insurance portfolios as insurers balance tackling low yields with mitigating tail risks.

 

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