Renewable energy is a popular asset class for insurers within the alternatives universe, and the trend is likely to continue based on the industry’s growth forecasts. But challenges remain for insurers looking to grow exposure in unfamiliar territory. Asa Gibson reports
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The lack of significant change in the UK’s proposals to reform the Solvency II matching adjustment has led stakeholders to question the country’s ability to act on industry feedback while under Eiopa’s jurisdiction. Asa Gibson reports
Last week’s interest rate hike by the Bank of England was highly anticipated, but the Bank’s longer-term strategy has come under scrutiny in light of Brexit and rising inflation. Practitioners share their take on what UK insurers can expect. Asa Gibson reports
The European authority published its recommendations to the European Commission on changing the standard formula, with positives to be found on the scope of look-through, regional government bonds and internal credit assessment.
Insurers seeking capital efficient returns are looking closely at private real assets, lured by attractive yields with underlying security and strong borrower protections. Real estate finance may fit the bill with advantageous capital treatment under Solvency II, as Aviva Investors’ Iain Forrester explains.