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Europe's insurers face business model shake up

European insurers are unlikely to be able to generate sufficient investment returns in future to meet the guaranteed rates offered on many of their regular savings products, according to a new survey by Standard Life Investments.

Insurance Investment Exchange wins Insurance Event of the Year

We are delighted to announce that the Insurance Investment Exchange has won the ‘Insurance Event of the Year’ award at the inaugural Insurance Marketing and PR Awards 2015

Waiting for Infrastructure

On the face of it, investing in infrastructure projects should hold obvious appeal for insurance companies, particularly those on the life and annuity side.

Of No Fixed Abode - The evolution of fixed income in today's world

The Insurance Investment Exchange events in March and May 2015 tackled a key dilemma for insurance companies: in today’s environment of challenged yields and regulatory change, where does the fixed income portfolio evolve to next? This thought leadership paper from summer 2015 echoes the ensuing debate

The interest rate dilemma: up, down or just shuffling sideways?

Be prepared for everything and be prepared for nothing. That seems to be the confusing message from central banks when it comes to interest rates and quantitative easing.

European unity: no price too high

It is all too easy to put big issues into neat silos. The financial services sector can be especially guilty of this, frequently congratulating itself on making clever financial connections but often seeming blinkered to wider political and social contexts.


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