Insurers in Taiwan shun structured products amid low volatility and low interest rates, causing a drop in volumes of long-dated structured issuance
Government debt holdings of Dutch insurers have shrunk 2-5% as firms move to swap-based discounting of liabilities
European proposal limits risk management tools to clearable swaps only, preventing options-based hedges
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Insurers desperate for a change to the low interest rate environment might want to be careful what they wish for, as higher interest rates could lead to an increase in policy surrenders. Hugo Coelho reports on how some insurers have started to adjust...
With long-term bonds in short supply and falling interest rates putting pressure on earnings, Asian insurers are considering giving up on asset-liability matching in order to chase yield. Blake Evans-Pritchard reports
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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