News & Commentary

Lower for Longer?

The full reality of a world where returns are going to be lower for longer is starting to cast its shadow across financial institutions, asset managers and regulators.

Global Insurance Trends 27.09.2016

This week, Lloyd's announced an increase in pre-tax profit for the first half, but the combined ratio also rose from 89.5 to 98.

Global Insurance Trends 21.09.2016

This week, the reinsurance market met together for the annual Monte Carlo Rendezvous.

Allianz GI issues warning on danger of uncharted territory

Growth and inflation are going to remain subdued, so central banks will keep rates very low, which has serious implications, according to Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors.

Fear of failure haunts regulatory corridors

It looks increasingly as if Insurance Europe – the pan-European trade association – is fighting a losing battle to prevent any changes to the ultimate forward rate (UFR) ahead of the planned Solvency II review in 2018.

Global Insurance Trends 13.09.2016

As the reinsurance market gathers at the annual Monte Carlo Rendezvous this week, participants have been going into overdrive with many announcements.


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