News & Commentary

Facing up to uncertainty

We live in an age of uncertainty but institutional investors, including insurers, do not always appreciate the wider potential impacts on investment values of the most serious threats.

Press boards on climate change and diversity, says Investment Association

The Investment Association has urged investment managers to step up the pressure on boards over a range of key issues, with climate change and diversity at the top of the agenda.

Relax Solvency II and free up £95bn for re-investment, says ABI

A new report commissioned by the Association of British Insurers, published today in response to the government’s consultation on Solvency II, sets out how changes to the Matching Adjustment and the Risk Margin mechanisms could free up £95bn for re-investment.

City of London shows its resilience

Resilience is in the air. It seems wherever you turn in the world of business, someone is talking about resilience. That is certainly true of the City of London.

Battle lines drawn over EIOPA's role

Gabriel Bernadino, the out-going chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (pictured above), used his speech at this week’s 10th anniversary EIOPA conference to set out an ambitious agenda for the pan-European regulator to take on greater powers.

Green bonds hold their own in challenging year

Green bond issuance rebounded in the second half of 2020 by just enough to enable the young market to maintain its decade long record of year-on-year growth.


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