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Treasury puts more pressure on firms’ green credentials

The UK Treasury has launched a Transition Plan Taskforce to develop "rigorous and robust” measures to tackle greenwashing and intensify the scrutiny of corporate plans to transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

UK energy policy needs Solvency II reform

The government’s British Energy Strategy, launched last week to a mixed political response, will require Solvency II reforms to succeed, says the Association of British Insurers.

Events programme addresses CIO concerns

It's been a month now since Russia attacked Ukraine. This week, for the first time since the invasion, the headlines changed from covering that to debating the Chancellor's spring statement and the cost of living crisis for UK households. That twin tension is also playing out in many other countries around the world. Join the Insurance Investment Exchange at a series of events offering CIOs fresh insights into these issues.

Growing Irish sector faces familiar challenges

The Irish asset management community has steadily expanded since Brexit with Dublin now home to 17 of the top 20 global asset managers, taking advantage of access to the EU-wide marketing passport for a range of products.

Ratings agencies hold their nerve on Ukraine

Leading ratings agencies have moved quickly to publish reassuring assessments of the implications of the war in Ukraine on the insurance industry.

Battle lines drawn over Solvency reforms

Just hours after Bank of England executive director Vicky Saporta warned MPs on the Treasury Select Committee of the dangers of weakening regulation in pursuit of competitiveness, City Minister John Glen stood up at the Association of British Insurers annual dinner and outlined plans to slash bureaucracy and relax regulation in a move the Treasury says will unlock growth and unleash investment in UK infrastructure.


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