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Q&A: EC's proposals on reduced capital charge for qualifying unrated debt

Q&A: EC's proposals on reduced capital charge for qualifying unrated debt

The European Commission has published for consultation a draft delegated act on amendments to the implementing rules on solvency applicable to insurers. The proposals aim to facilitate investments in private debt amongst others. Jegor Tokarevich from Substance Over Form and Frank Dornseifer from Bundesverband Alternative Investments summarise the key points for Solvency II investors.

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Infrastructure investment - the building blocks

Infrastructure investment - the building blocks

Infrastructure can mean different things to different investors, insurers therefore have to be savvy in fitting the asset class into their broader investment strategy, as participants discuss in part one of this two-part roundtable from Insurance Asset Risk and DWS.

Q&A with Mohamed El Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz

Q&A with Mohamed El Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz

What to make of the current insurance investment markets? How should insurers approach the issue of market liquidity? What kind of volatility might one expect in the next twelve months? IAR's US editor Sarfraz Thind asks Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz.

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African insurance - a premium led business

African insurance - a premium led business

Hurdles remain to generate investment returns in Africa for insurers, panellists tell the audience at a London event held under the Chatham House rule and attended by Vincent Huck.

US not changing on climate

US not changing on climate

New York, US. The US insurance industry has been a laggard when it comes to embracing investments to mitigate climate change. Many insurers remain suspicious of the need for it unlike their European counterparts. It is a deeply divisive, political issue, according to professionals. Sarfraz Thind reports

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Insurance & Climate Risk EMEA

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA

Discuss the most pressing issues in insurance risk and capital management and the future challenges facing the industry at InsuranceERM's flagship event for for insurance C-level executives and risk teams

Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019

Insurance Asset Risk EMEA 2019

Insurance Asset Risk is pleased to announce that our sixth annual Insurance Asset Risk conference will take place in London on 12 June 2019.

Spotlight on: Emerging Markets

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Emerging market corporate debt stands alone

Emerging market corporate debt stands alone

Emerging market corporate debt has been a rapidly growing universe over the last 10 years. What might be of surprise is that over 55% of the EM corporate universe is investment grade.

EMD and insurers: strange bedfellows?

EMD and insurers: strange bedfellows?

“Emerging market debt (EMD) is still not seen as a core asset class for many European insurers, due to concerns over its risk/return profile, credit spectrum and market capacity. We believe these concerns are misplaced.”

Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

The intensification of climate risks and the degree to which they are accurately priced by financial markets are of increasing concern to global economic stability. However, as awareness around those risks has risen over the last years, there is still a long way to go to consistently measure and monitor their costs, which can result in substantial gains or losses for institutional investors. Vincent Huck reports