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IAR’s European conference: the CIO’s take on MA and capital models

IAR’s European conference: the CIO’s take on MA and capital models

At Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference, three chief investment officers (CIOs) of European insurance companies gave their outlook on the current environment. In the second of a three-part series, they discuss the matching adjustment rules and their take on capital modelling. Compiled by Vincent Huck

IAR’s European conference: CIO, an evolving job

IAR’s European conference: CIO, an evolving job

At the Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference three chief investment officers of European insurance companies gave their outlook on the current environment. In the first of a three-part series, they discuss the evolving nature of their jobs. Compiled by Vincent Huck

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Finding opportunities in illiquid credit

Finding opportunities in illiquid credit

Insurers can find the illiquid credit space crowded. Participants in part one of this roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and NN Investment Partners discuss the opportunities and challenges to find the right assets, competing not only with other insurers, but also with other institutional investors such as banks.

Insurers are becoming specialists in private markets

Insurers are becoming specialists in private markets

In their search for yield, insurers have become so accustomed with private assets they are now able to generate their own deals and perform in-depth analysis in-house, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019 conference. Vincent Huck reports

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ReinSTSted: Are new rules reopening the ABS market for insurers?

ReinSTSted: Are new rules reopening the ABS market for insurers?

Holding asset-backed securities has been a challenge for most insurers since the dislocations of the global financial crisis and introduction of Solvency II. This year, new regulation offers the potential for Solvency II-regulated firms to return to securitised debt investments, says James King, fund manager at M&G.

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Regulators' role in preventing greenwashing

Regulators' role in preventing greenwashing

The French regulator's director for financial stability Laurent Clerc explains the difficulty of acting on the climate change imperative and the challenges for the regulator to monitor 'greenwashing'. Interview by Vincent Huck

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Focus on Asia

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Q&A: Introducing risk-based capital in Hong Kong

Q&A: Introducing risk-based capital in Hong Kong

David Alexander, head of P&C reinsurance Hong Kong & Taiwan at Swiss Re, and chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers taskforce on RBC has been directly involved in liaison with the Insurance Authority on the introduction of the new regulation. Interview by Vincent Huck.

Spotlight: Real Assets

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Commercial mortgages close up

Commercial mortgages close up

Strong returns, stable performance, low risk—the market for commercial mortgage loans has run on tailwinds in the last 10 years with more insurers bringing the asset onto their portfolio than ever before. But, with a looming economic downturn, is the love affair with CMLs about to run out? Sarfraz Thind reports

What could derail Britain's infrastructure investing boom?

What could derail Britain's infrastructure investing boom?

The UK has for many years been heralded as a treasure trove of investable infrastructure assets. However, as the industry faces potential disruption from renationalisation, regulatory reforms and Brexit, we discuss the risks and rewards of investing in UK infrastructure.

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Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2019

Insurance Asset Risk Americas 2019

The second annual Insurance Asset Risk Americas conference will take place in New York in September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas 2019

The second annual Insurance & Climate Risk Americas conference will take place in New York in September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com

Insurance ERM Americas

The Insurance ERM Americas conference will take place in New York on 16 September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com