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EIOPA presses on

Posted October 26, 2017 Category:

EIOPA spells out its vision on capital standards and sustainable investments and warns again on Brexit.

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EIOPA survives merger threat

Posted October 12, 2017 Category:

David Worsfold European insurers look to be winning their battle to retain the current structure of regulatory authorities in Europe in the face of pressure to merge the banking and insurance regulators. The European Commission has been reviewing the regulatory structure and institutions it created following the widely accepted failure of regulation during the financial […]

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Tough talking on post-Brexit relocation

Posted August 9, 2017 Category:

The pace of announcements by UK insurers and brokers of new domiciles within the European Union for their post-Brexit operations has quickened in the last few months. Many are talking down the extent of the operations and staff who will have to move to service the business of EU clients. The regulators have other ideas.

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Climate change – coming to a portfolio near you

Posted July 25, 2017 Category:

In the wake of the ground-breaking agreement at the end of the Paris Summit in December 2015 – the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) – the role of insurers as investors in renewable energy and a range of green initiatives was high on the post-summit agenda.

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Don’t expect reinsurers to come to the rescue

Posted July 20, 2017 Category:

Underwriters, brokers and buyers will already be filling up their diaries ready for the reinsurance market’s annual Rendez-Vous in Monte Carlo in September. The frantic whirl of meetings, lunches and dinners traditionally sets the tone for the crucial end-of-year renewal season.

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June 2017 Seminar Report: Managing the risks of illiquid assets

Posted July 13, 2017 Category: ,

As insurers try to escape from the “slow grind downwards in terms of yield”, they have sought out a more diverse range of assets, including those with limited liquidity that would previously not have found their way into portfolios, Bob Swarup, co-founder of the Insurance Investment Exchange, told the audience at the recent Insurance Investment Exchange seminar in London.

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