News

  • All pension schemes need access to BPA market regardless of size, Aviva says

    17 May 2024
  • L&G sells south London retail site to Amro Partners

    17 May 2024
  • Spanish life firm investments jump over 10% in 2023, regulator reveals

    17 May 2024
  • Folksam units back Swedish VC fund focused on climate themes

    17 May 2024
  • Chart of the Week - Japanese life CIOs, super-long bonds and shareholdings

    17 May 2024
  • Moody's expects re-invigorated buying of private credit by lifers as rate-cuts loom

    16 May 2024
  • CDPQ backs Vantage Data Centre's platform

    16 May 2024
  • German general account ends 2023 agonisingly close to €2trn, BaFin finds

    16 May 2024
  • Prudential Financial appoints head of global investment strategy

    16 May 2024
  • Manulife IM launches liquid alternative funds

    16 May 2024
  • Phoenix Group appoints Cecile Retaureau as head of private markets

    16 May 2024
  • Folksam acquires Stockholm office from SEB Trygg Liv

    16 May 2024
  • 'Silent run-off' occurring in German life market, says Moody's

    16 May 2024
  • A 41% jump in unit-linked lapses drives net outflows from French lifers

    16 May 2024
  • Read investor stock market sentiment to navigate bumpy summer, RLAM says

    15 May 2024
  • VIG tightens rules for sustainable investing

    15 May 2024
  • Canada Life completes £28m buy-in with Norgine

    15 May 2024
  • European insurers' property exposure hit two-year low

    15 May 2024
  • Comment - Is BaFin's argument against capital cuts for green activities, sustainable?

    15 May 2024
  • BaFin president warns against lower capital requirements for sustainability

    15 May 2024
  • External inflows to PIMCO and AllianzGI already beat Allianz's full-year goals

    15 May 2024

Spotlight: Transitioning to Net Zero Carbon

  • IAR Real Assets: Net-zero targets need to be easily understood, Legal & General says

  • Lack of nature-related scenarios a challenge for target setting, insurers say

  • Chart of the Week: EM sustainability govvies issuance doubled in 2023

Focus on Asia Pacific

  • Chart of the Week - Japanese life CIOs, super-long bonds and shareholdings

  • Sumitomo and SBI Life fund buys into non-cognitive skills promotion

  • Dai-ichi Life gives coffee trading platform a shot in the arm

  • Chubb Life appoints Hong Kong CIO

  • Historic correlation assumptions set to change, actuaries warned

  • Hong Kong regulator sets out stance on insurers' capital and crypto asset investments

  • Newton IP wins Japanese insurance engagement outsourcing

  • Chinese life investment yields in 2023 revealed

Outsourcing

  • Folksam units back Swedish VC fund focused on climate themes

  • Core competency - Lloyd's syndicates go outsourcing, and not just for peripheral assets

  • The other 'hiking' - Lloyd's syndicate CIOs trek further 'off the beaten path' for alternatives

  • Chart of the Week - Do PE-linked Lloyd's syndicates take more investment risk?

People

  • Prudential Financial appoints head of global investment strategy

  • Phoenix Group appoints Cecile Retaureau as head of private markets

  • Phoenix Group searches for new CFO

  • LGIM appoints European client solutions director

Regulation

  • Spanish life firm investments jump over 10% in 2023, regulator reveals

  • Moody's expects re-invigorated buying of private credit by lifers as rate-cuts loom

  • German general account ends 2023 agonisingly close to €2trn, BaFin finds

  • VIG tightens rules for sustainable investing

Systems/Data

  • Three-quarters of European institutional investors expect ESG to have bigger investment role in next 12 months

  • Conning CEO on Generali's acquisition and AI in asset management

  • Winners of the 2024 Insurance Asset Risk awards

  • Ortec Finance appoints new chief innovation officer