News & Commentary

Boards expecting more from investment returns

For non-life insurers the relationship between underwriting strategies and investment returns is growing closer. Boards are increasingly linking the two and lifting these crucial, but often very distinct and separate, business units out of their silos.

Liquidity risk on regulators' radar

The need for financial institutions to evolve their management of liquidity risk as the interest rate environment continues its uncertain road to a new equilibrium is a key focus for regulators in the UK and around the world.

Seeing credit through fresh eyes

Insurers should be taking a fresh look at credit, seeking out the opportunities to include carefully selected quality assets in their portfolios. This was the key message that came out of an Insurance Investment Exchange roundtable held in conjunction with Loomis Sayles Investments, writes David Worsfold, Contributing Editor.

Life insurers face massive wealth transfer challenge

Life insurers must brace themselves for the impact of “history’s largest inter-generational wealth transfer” with US$7.8trn of assets under management at the 40 largest global life insurers potentially in play.

Solvency UK reforms gaining momentum

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has set out its determination to maintain the momentum of reform of the solvency regime for UK insurers following the passing of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (FSMA).

European insurers shun infrastructure

The extent to which insurers in the European Economic Area (EEA) invest in a range of investment funds – significantly ahead of government bonds – is revealed in the latest data snapshot published by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA). It also exposes the reluctance of insurers scross the continent to plough investments into infrastructure.


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