News & Commentary

Dutch central banker lined up as EIOPA chair

The extended search for a new chair of the EU’s insurance and pension fund supervisor, EIOPA, is almost over. Petra Hielkema, director for insurance supervision at the Dutch central bank, was approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday (18 May), writes Contributing Editor David Worsfold.

Diversification proves its value in pandemic

In the first of a new series of conversations with leading CIOs and other key figures in the insurance investment community, Emily Penn, Capital Initiatives & Investment Director at LV=, reflects with David Worsfold on some of the key learnings over the last year as we head for the New Normal.

PRA will continue to challenge annuity providers

Annuity providers can expect continued intense regulatory scrutiny of their investment strategies and approach to the Matching Adjustment (MA), says Charlotte Gerken, executive director, insurance at the Bank of England/Prudential Regulation Authority.

ESG survey launched – have your say

The Insurance Investment Exchange, in partnership with IFI Global and 3SG, has launched a survey of institutional asset managers to gather fresh insights into their responses to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda.

Tougher regulation on climate change and solvency loom ahead of COP26

Expectations are piling up on insurers to use their financial muscle to support global action to combat climate change ahead of the re-arranged COP26 summit, now due to be held in Glasgow this November.

Slow progress on key EU rules deal

The prospects of a speedy deal to create an equivalence regime for the UK’s financial services sector in the wake of Brexit are steadily receding, writes Contributing Editor David Worsfold.


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