According to the report, while the global economic outlook continues to improve, the prolonged low yield environment and low market volatility coupled with high levels of economic and political uncertainty continue to represent major challenges for European insurers and pensions funds.
This time last year as nervous eyes were cast towards 2017 many were worried about the uncertainty that geo-political events could cause in the financial markets. Such worries were not without foundation as the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump were vivid illustrations of the extent to which the march of populism was shaping world events.
When Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party in 2015, the City and wider financial services sector, along with most political pundits, stopped taking Labour seriously. That all changed after the General Election on 8 June this year when Corbyn led the Labour Party to a modest recovery that consolidated his – and the Labour left’s – grip on the Labour Party.
The return to more conventional monetary policies and the continued search for yield are going to be the dominant themes for 2018, according to the panelists at the recent Insurance Investment Exchange seminar.
A year ago, as the world was coming to terms with the reality of Donald Trump as the next incumbent of the White House, one topic that unnerved the financial markets was the prospect that he wouldn’t re-appoint Janet Yellen for a second term as chair of the US Federal Reserve.
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.