Archive

  • Solvency UK reforms contribute to £100m risk margin reduction for mutuals, Broadstone finds

    22 July 2024

    Report on 2023 SFCRs also finds total assets rose by 2%

  • Standard Life closes £880m full scheme buy-in with Rolls-Royce & Bentley Pension Fund

    02 July 2024

    Deal included novation of the scheme's existing longevity swap

  • Aviva Ventures supports fundraise by clean heat network developer

    13 June 2024

    Invests alongside Clean Growth Fund in £6m round

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

    08 May 2024

    Lloyd's syndicates hire external help for the core of their general accounts, even if delegating makes more headlines when non-mainstream assets are involved

  • Generali Real Estate appoints new CEO

    02 May 2024

    Nunzio Laurenziello to take over as Alberto Agazzi moves into global business development role

  • CIOs act further on climate investing in 2023, as Nat Cats give underwriters a 'breather'

    02 May 2024

    In severe 'Nat Cat years' before 2023, CIOs at Lloyd's acted as 'cash registers', disgorging cash to meet steep property claims. Last year, a 'break in the weather' let them 'take stock', and many seized that 'down-time' to progress climate-investing with managers and funds

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

    25 April 2024

    Yields on core fixed income may have improved with rate hikes of recent years, but some Lloyd's syndicate CIOs have ventured further from the well-trod path, searching for alternatives, as David Walker discovers

  • "Bonds are back" - Goldilocks appears for Lloyd's syndicates' fixed income holdings

    18 April 2024

    Not a big bad bear was in sight when syndicates published annual reports in March, but many warned of elevated geopolitical instability risks

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

    12 April 2024

    With PE links to insurers in the sights of regulators worldwide, we investigate the fair value hierarchy of some at Lloyd's

  • Beazley Furlonge syndicate posts best ever investment performance by some margin in 2023

    05 April 2024

    Equities, focused on US markets and ESG, made over 25%, underwriter says