With the implementation of Solvency II now almost certainly delayed for at least two years, UK annuity providers are beginning to reassess their credit asset allocation strategies, as they look to optimise...
As banks have pulled back from funding infrastructure projects, life insurers have stepped in to fill the void, but deals remain limited in scope. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
The Nordic countries have introduced innovative measures to help insurers combat the low interest rates in the region. But these measures have brought their own problems for the insurance industry. Are...
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A crucial question in the investment strategy for a defined benefit pension fund is how this strategy will influence the time evolution of the funding level, i.e. the ratio of assets divided by liabilities. Most pension funds split their investment portfolio...
Political focus on promoting long-term finance could be detrimental to insurance industry, warns European Commission's former Solvency II leader
Karel Van Hulle was instrumental in the introduction of the Solvency II Directive. He speaks to Insurance Risk about his views on the progress of the regime and what retirement holds for him
This year is being mooted as the year of the 'great rotation' by investors out of bonds and into equities. For their part, insurers are modestly increasing their equity exposure in pursuit of more attractive yields. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports on the...
Eiopa says measures will help supervisors and insurers prepare for Solvency II
No economic need for initial margin on non-centrally cleared derivatives, argues Insurance Europe
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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