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Global Insurance Trends 04.05.2016

This week, several interesting surveys were published. Accenture's global report indicated that insurers should put people first to get the most out of digital transformation, whilst Teradata said that 83% of French, German and UK insurers polled saw big data strategy as their most critical priority.

Global Insurance Trends 26.04.2016

This week, EIOPA published a Consultation Paper to derive the Ultimate Forward Rate (UFR) under Solvency II, whilst Insurance Europe said there seems to be a misunderstanding about how insurance liabilities are calculated.

UK insurer Phoenix poised to buy Axa's Sun Life

UK insurer Phoenix Group is close to securing a £500m ($717m, €634m) buyout of smaller rival Sun Life from French insurance giant Axa, The Financial Times has reported.

IMF and ECB defend negative rates

Banks do derive benefits from negative interest rates, which are a net positive for the economy, said José Viñals director of monetary and capital markets at the IMF.

The Old Lady quietly flexes her muscles

It has been a busy few months in the world of financial regulation with new bosses at the main regulators and an imminent restructuring of the governance of regulation within the Bank of England.

Global Insurance Trends 19.04.2016

This week, acting CEO of the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), Tracey McDermott, is to leave the regulator in July when Andrew Bailey takes over.


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