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
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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 they worth the trouble? Sarfraz Thind reports
Moves to central clearing of many derivatives will mean hedge assets and margin will be valued using the overnight interest rate. Yet insurers’ liabilities are still valued with reference to a Libor rate. For those insurers that are significant users...
Regulators are targeting insurers’ use of variable annuities and insurance-linked securities in their fight against global systemic risk. But insurers say these products are fundamental to the way the insurance industry works. Louie Woodall reports...
With protracted low interest rates being arguably the biggest challenge for life insurers, national regulatory authorities are taking steps to manage the threat posed to insurers’ solvency levels and ability to meet guarantees. Louie Woodall reports...
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...
Insurers are tapping the Asia market to raise capital, with innovatively structured instruments. Investor appetite for this debt has enabled insurers to move from classical issuance structures to perpetual notes
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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