EIOPA spells out its vision on capital standards and sustainable investments and warns again on Brexit.
Major financial institutions and investors are holding their breath as the Financial Conduct Authority ponders the angry response to its proposals to drastically water down the rules for listing sovereign-controlled companies on the London Stock Exchange.
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 […]
There was a noticeable change of mood among the insurance companies who packed the first Insurance Investment Exchange seminar of the autumn on 19th September.
Are insurers falling out of love with yield? That is the question posed by the audience voting results from the recent Insurance Investment Exchange seminar.
Populism? That was very 2016 wasn’t it? The vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump had many warning that 2017 could be even worse.
The conventional wisdom for generations has been that life expectancy will continue to increase much at the same rate as it did for most of the 20th century.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Insurers’ long, weary quest to find yield shows no signs of abating, according to the audience survey results from the recent Insurance Investment Exchange seminar on 13th June 2017.