News & Commentary

Insurers maintain pressure for Solvency II reform

European insurers are keeping up the pressure on European Commission (EC) to use the review of Solvency II to ensure they can continue to offer long-term life and pension products with guarantees and also contribute towards financing of the economy, a key expectation emerging from governments as they set out their national Covid-19 recovery plans.

Trade finance offers greater diversification

Trade finance is weathering the economic storms of the coronavirus pandemic and still offers insurers an attractive investment opportunity.

Brexit brings prospect of easing on solvency regulation

UK insurers hopes that the Prudential Regulation Authority could ease some Solvency II regulations after Brexit have been boosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak.

Plotting a fossil free future

Influential climate change campaigners are growing in ambition when it comes to demanding action from the finance sector. Initially they focussed on coal – pressing insurers to walk away from underwriting and investing in coal – but they have now added oil and gas to their targets.

Through the Mirror Darkly

Insurers will be focussing hard on protecting investment portfolios against the potential downsides as the Covid-19 crisis continues to reverberate around the world.

Steady as she goes for private credit

The focus of this week’s Insurance Investment Exchange seminar - held over two mornings - was private credit. Will Nicoll, Chief Investment Officer, Private and Alternative Assets at M&G Investments, who joined one of the panels, expanded on his thoughts in an interview with the Insurance Investment Exchange.


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